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  • Updated: April 12, 2024

We'll immortalise Ogbonnaya Onu —Abia Governor

We'll immortalise Ogbonnaya Onu —Abia Governor

Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, expressed profound shock and sadness at the passing of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the first civilian governor of the former Abia State.

Governor Otti, therfore, vowed to honor Dr. Onu's remarkable contributions by ensuring that his memory is immortalized within the state.

Dr. Onu served as governor prior to the division of the old Abia State, which led to the establishment of Ebonyi State. He departed at the age of 72.

Otti, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,  Ferdinand Ekeoma, described Onu’s death as a huge loss to Abia and Ebonyi states, the Igbo nation and Nigeria as a whole.

He said Onu was one of such statesmen with the character, carriage and statesmanly disposition required to reposition the nation for the better.

“Even though he held public offices both as a governor and minister respectively at difficult times, he was never associated with conducts or controversies capable of diminishing his reputation and personality.

“We are therefore saddened by his demise at a time his statesmanly contributions and interventions were needed in Nigeria.”

 

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