Death of Ndubuisi Kanu, fatal blow to Ndigbo – Senator Ohuabunwa
By Steve Oko
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, has described the sudden death of the former Military Administrator of Imo and Lagos States, and a pro-democracy crusader, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, as a fatal blow to the Igbo nation in particular and a huge loss to Nigeria in general.
Admiral Kanu, former Chairman of Ndigbo Lagos and a leading voice of the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, reportedly died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos at the early hours of Wednesday.
Senator Ohuabunwa in a condolence message expressed shock and bitterness over the death of the former Milad who he described as an illustrious and accomplished son of Abia North.
The former Speaker ECOWAS Parliament, said the sudden exit of Kanu was a sad reminder to all that life is truly a vapour.
Ohuabunwa condoled with members of the immediate family, Abia State and Ndigbo in general over the loss of the former military administrator who he said distinguished himself both in the military and in governance.
Senator Ohuabunwa described the late Kanu as an exceptional patriotic Igbo who put his life on the line in the defense and propagation of Igbo cause.
He recalled that Kanu in 1975, was the only Igbo appointed into the then Supreme Military Council, SMC, before General Olusegun Obasanjo dissolved it when he assumed office in 1976 as Head of State.
The late Rear Admiral Kanu fought on the Biafran side during the civil war but was re-absorbed into the Nigerian military at the end of the war in 1970.
Upon retirement, Kanu, who headed many commands and sensitive national positions as part of his military postings, contrary to many ex-servicemen, has been at the vanguard of true democracy in Nigeria.
Senator Ohuabunwa who acknowledged the late Kanu’s instrumentality in the creation of Abia State further described him as a model and unambitious statesman.
He prayed God to grant his family and the entire Abia State the fortitude to bear the pain of his demise.
Ohuabunwa also prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal repose in heaven.
He therefore urged Abians to ensure strict compliance with all necessary covid-19 protocols as the world battles with the second wave of the global pandemic.
Ohuabunwa expressed faith that God would preserve Abians from the deadly pandemic but advised members of the public against flouting the necessary precautionary measures.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.