Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has commiserated with the family of the former Minister of Education, Dr. Igwe Aja-Nwachukwu, on his death in an Israeli hospital while receiving treatment.
Governor Umahi, who was on a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Abakaliki; described Aja-Nwachukwu as a “peace advocate” and “one man that has a burning desire that we should succeed.”
Umahi said, “When I visited him in the hospital in Israeli this month, he was not even concerned about his health, he was more interested in how we could replicate the standard of the hospital there in our state. That is the kind of man he was. He was more interested in how we can move our state forward.”
He commended the Nigerian Embassy in Israel for the assistance it rendered to the former minister while in the hospital and promised that his family and his administration would always stand by the Aja-Nwachukwu family.
The governor disclosed that the state government sent a high powered delegation to Port Harcourt, Rivers State to receive the corpse of the former minister, which arrived in the country en route Lagos Airport.
In his response, one of the sons of the late Aja-Nwachukwu, Mr. Amen Aja- Nwachukwu, thanked Governor Umahi for his concern for their family and for coming to sympathise with them.
He assured that he would look after his mother and siblings as charged by their father while travelling to Israel for medical treatment.
Some of the state Executive Council members accompanied Governor Umahi on the visit.

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