ONITSHA NORTH WORKERS ASKED TO EMULATE VIRTUES OF LATE CHIEF G. C. NWABUEZE
By Chioma F Nwankwo
Onitsha (Onitsha North LGA), June 14, 2018 (MOI) Transition Committee Chairman, Onitsha North Local Government Area (LGA), Mr Patrick Agha Mba has called on workers in Onitsha to emulate the work ethics of some past leaders of the council.
Mr Agha Mba said this during ceremony to view the remains of a former chairman of old Onitsha LGA, late Chief G C Nwabueze at the council headquarter, Onitsha.
He noted that Late Nwabueze, ``paid his dues in the socio-political and economic emancipation of the country during his life time.
``We have gathered here to receive and honour the remains of an icon, frontline politician, administrator and elder statesman, whose service and contributions to our society were inspirational in many ways.
``We are comforted by the life of fulfilment that he lived, during which he served this country as councillor, in the then Onitsha LG from 1976 to 1979,” Agha Mba said.
The Onitsha North Head of Service, Mr Emmanuel Okolo said that Late Nwabueze was appointed Chairman of the then LGA and later, the sole Administrator in 1982.
Okolo added that Nwabueze made remarkable contributions that positively impacted on the LG.
He, however, noted that
Chief Nwabueze worked with the great Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe as his special
assistant and in 2005, served on the Board of Anambra State Gaming Commission.