BREAKING: Ebonyi loses another strong Commissioner

The deceased Commissioner, Engr. Kings Fidelis Nweze.

A cabinet member of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday lost his life in a ghastly motor accident, NATIONAL PANEL reports.

The affected Commissioner is Engineer Fidelis Nweze, former Commissioner for Infrastructure for Concession.

Our correspondent gathered that Mr Nweze was involved in a ghastly motor accident at the Obinagu axis of Abakaliki-Enugu Expressway.

 According to the Governor, the Commissioner was being conveyed to Enugu by his driver when his hilux rammed into a stationed articulated vehicle packed on the Highway. 

He noted that he was rushed to Turkish Hospital Abuja where he had a surgery in his intestine and was eventually pronounced dead.

To this end, Governor Umahi has declared Wednesday, June 23, 2021, as a Public Holiday in Honour of the departed former member of the State Executive Council. 

The Governor has directed that all offices and markets should be closed while all flags are to fly at half mast on Wednesday, June 23rd 2021 across the State. 

The Governor also directed all Government officials to proceed on fasting to seek the face of God in the Affairs of the State while CAN is charged to organize Prayers to break the fast by 4pm at Christian Ecumenical Centre every day, starting from Wednesday, June 23 to Saturday, June 26, 2021. 

While enjoining all government officials to participate in all the activities, the Governor prays for peaceful repose of the souls of the fallen former Exco-members. 

It could be recalled that the state had recently lost the Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Engr. Uche Okah.

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