The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji has insisted that the sudden demise of the great Ngwaukwu King is a monumental loss to Ngwa land, Abia State as well as Nigeria and the entire human race. Accordingly, the Speaker maintained that the passing on to eternal glory of Eze Ukwu of Ngwaukwu in Abia State, His Eminence, Eze Bernard O. Enweremmadu, the traditional head of Ngwa land, on January 17, 2021 will continue to remain a sad one to the traditional institution of Nigeria for a long time.
Ngwa axis of Abia State, which the revered monarch superintended over traditionally, comprises seven local government areas of the state.
In a statement by the Speaker and made available to newsmen in Umuahia, the Speaker described Eze Enweremmadu as “a people-friendly traditional ruler, meticulous custodian of the rich Ngwa culture and a highly principled family man who served his people selflessly”.
According to him, “His death has left a huge vacuum not only in the traditional institution of Abia State, but also in Abia’s sustained progress over the years, adding that he worked for the people of Ngwa land and Abia State”.
While condoling with the family through the son, former Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly and crown prince of Ngwaukwu Ancient Kingdom, Rt Hon Prince Christopher Enweremmadu, the Speaker urged them to take solace in God who alone gives and takes at his own time, pointing out that the late traditional ruler lived a good life.
He further urged the family to do everything in their power to protect the good legacies left behind by their father as a way of honouring his memory.
His word, “Not just I but the entire 7th Abia State House of Assembly as an institution are with you in these trying times. As a former Speaker that you are, we shall play our roles as required in the final journey of our father”.
Orji then prayed “God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and also grant the soul of Eze Ukwu of Ngwaukwu eternal rest.Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.