President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the late patriarch of the Ngige clan of Urueze-Ide Alor, Ozo Akunnia Pius Okonkwo Ngige was a centenarian whose life and times deserved emulation.
In a condolence letter to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, dated January 13, 2016 and personally signed by him, the President sent his heartfelt condolences to the Ngige family and the “good citizens of Alor town,” in Idemili South Local Government area of Anambra State.
“Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the immediate family and the good citizens of Alor town. It is always sad when a dear friend loses his dad, as one cannot fully share the grief.
“But we must take solace in the old saying, ‘all who live must die, passing through nature to eternity.’ I join you in honouring the grand old man and cherish the contributions he and his contemporaries made to build Nigeria to the status it is now. His was a life well spent,” the President concluded.