President Bola Tinubu has condoled with the family and people of Anambra State over the death of the first civilian governor, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife who died on Thursday night at the age of 87.
In a statement made by his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu described Ezeife’s death as a painful loss.
While extolling the towering influence of the Harvard trained economist, Tinubu said his contributions shaped public discourse and governance in Nigeria, as well as in laying the foundation for the advancement of his State.
The statement reads, “President Bola Tinubu sympathizes with the Ezeife family, the people, and the government of Anambra State on the passing of Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, CON, former governor of the state.
“Chief Ezeife, Okwadike of Igbo-Ukwu, was governor of Anambra from 1992 to 1993.
“President Tinubu extols the towering influence of the former federal permanent secretary in Nigeria’s political landscape as well as his leadership credentials, describing his passing as a painful loss.
“The President recalls the contributions the late Chief Ezeife made in the shaping of public discourse and governance in Nigeria, as well as in laying the foundation for the advancement of his dear state.
“While praying for the repose of the soul of the dearly departed, the President encourages his loved ones to take solace in his indelible legacy.”