Gov Umahi Confirms Death Of His Most Hardworking Commissioner

Gov Umahi Confirms Death Of His Most Hardworking Commissioner
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By Oswald Agwu

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has confirmed the death of his Commissioner for Infrastructure for Concession, Engr. Fidelis Nweze.

Umahi who confirmed this to newsmen in an emergency Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday evening in his office at the Centenary City, Abakaliki, said Nweze died from injuries sustained in an auto crash along Abakaliki-Enugu highway while on official duty.

According to the Governor, the vehicle in which Nweze was travelling on Saturday rammed into a stationary vehicle inflicting severe injuries on him, leaving his driver and Police Orderly with various degrees of lesser injuries.

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He was taken to Niger Foundation Hospital Enugu where it was discovered that the impact of the seat belt ruptured his intestine.
Nweze was later transfered to Turkish hospital, Abuja, where a successful surgery was performed on him.

Engr. Nweze

Meanwhile, Nweze later developed complications emanating from the injuries, leading to his death at about 9.40am on Tuesday.

Umahi, in an emotion ladden voice, described Nweze as “my son, my brother, and my destiny helper” adding that he had remained a strong pillar in his administration for the past six years, first as Commissioner for Works, and later Commissioner for Infrastructure for Concession.
Following the death, Umahi, has  declared tomorrow, Wednesday, a public holiday in the State.

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He directed that should be shut as well as public offices while workers should adopt the day as a solemn moment of prayer.

He also declared a 3- day fast and prayer for all political office holders starting from Wednesday, to end on Friday while flags should  fly at half mast across the State to mourn Nweze and late Mrs Uchechi Okah, the Commissioner for Project Monitoring, who died about a month ago, after an illness.

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Umahi prayed for the repose of the soul of Engr.Nweze, and for God to grant his family, members of the Executive Council, and the entire State the fortitude to overcome the rude shock of his death.


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