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By Ebele Iyke Odili  :

Awka, Feb.13, 2021 (MOI) There was an outpouring of emotions at the funeral of a former Director of Agency for Mass Literacy Adult and Non-Formal Education (AANFE), late Donatus Nwosu.

The deceased was buried at his home town, Umuowelle Village, Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area (LGA).

In a speech at the funeral, the newly posted Executive Secretary/Director of the agency, Mrs Regina Obianuju Orakwe expressed regrets over the demise of the great man of AANFE.

She noted that the agency lost one her greatest assets, a totem of excellence.

Orakwe said the late Nwosu was an active director in adult literacy, who worked tirelessly to bring adult literacy to the lime light in the state, until his retirement on Dec. 5, 2020.

Mr Nwosu died shortly after retirement, noting that the Ministry would always cherish his support and wise leadership.

“We are saddened by the death. His demise adversely affected us all at the agency, but we shall also find strength and consolation in his exemplary life and legacies he has left for mankind through his literary work and stellar contributions in adult education,’’ Orakwe said.

She also assured the family that their prayers were with them at this moment of grief, and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss

In a condolence message, the Director, Administration Department, Ministry of Basic Education, Winifred Umeononihu, described Nwosu as an amazing colleague.

“I have not had any cause to regret working with him over the past five years that I have known him in the ministry, I am truly sorry for your loss.

“May our prayers ease your journey through these difficult times,’’ she said. (MOI)

CSO/TON

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