The government of Abia State has declared tomorrow, July 1 and Monday, July 4, 2016 work-free days in honour of our late elder statesman, late Hon. Ojo Maduekwe who passed on yesterday. The governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, through his Information Commissioner made this announcement while addressing the newsmen in Government, Umuahia.
The governor reiterated the milestone achievements of the elder statesman to include insuring peace, order and development of the state and asked Abians to pray for the family he left behind.
It was gathered that the late diplomat who had held several federal ministerial offices since the inception of the current democratic dispensation we have enjoyed since 1999, developed some health complications while airborne yesterday.
This may not be unconnected with the cancellation of the eminent people’s lecture serious earlier scheduled to hold today in Abia State University, Uturu which the governor was a key note speaker.