Reporter : CHINEDU ANYASO
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has described the death of Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (Rtd) as a huge loss to the people of Abia State and Nigeria.
Governor Ikpeazu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, noted that the late retired Naval Officer was a great son of Abia State, who excelled in every aspect of life.
He noted that from his military career, where he served meritoriously in the Navy to his appointment as member of the Supreme Military Council in 1975 to his appointment as the first Military Governor of the old Imo State in March 1976, Military Governor of Lagos State in 1977, amongst others, the Admiral’s life exemplified the best ideals of public service.
Governor Ikpeazu recalled the sterling contributions of the Late Admiral as Military Governor of the old Imo State, including the establishment of the old Imo Broadcasting Service (IBS) in 1976.
The Governor sent his personal condolences and those of the entire people and Government of Abia State to the family of the Late Admiral and assured the people that the State Government would liaise with the family and other stakeholders to ensure that he received a beffting farewell.
Governor Ikpeazu prays the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest and console his family, the people of Isuikwuato Local Government, the people of Abia State and indeed all Nigerians on the passage of an iconic officer and gentleman.