One Death Too Many; Another Exco-member dies in Ebonyi


The Governor on Ebonyi State, Engineer Dave Nweze UMAHI, yesterday evening announced to Pressmen and other members of the State Executive Council with shock and disbelief the death of another Exco member,the honourable Commissioner for Infrastructure concession, Engineer Kings fidelis Nweze.

According to the Governor, "it is so shocking and unbelievable to announce the death of our Commissioner for Infrastructure, Engineer Fidelis Kings Nweze,who died this morning at about 9:50am at Turkish hospital, Abuja.
Late Engr Fidelis Kings Nweze.

was traveling to Enugu on Saturday about 7pm with his orderly and driver within  Obinagu  in Enugu state,they ran into a stationary truck, he was on a seat  belt,the driver was conscious they were all conscious.

The orderly who had a very slight injury was treated and discharged,the driver too had a slight injury was treated and discharged too.

Engineer Nweze had an injury on his stomach and his neck too and was taken to Niger Foundation,I got to Know about it on Sunday and I Insisted they should move him to Turkish hospital, Abuja.

He eventually died at the Turkish hospital when every effort to save his life failed.

Speaking further, Governor Umahi who expressed sadness over the death of another Commissioner who headed the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Engineer Uche Okah described these commissioners as "pillars of his  administration, dawn to dusk, so sad. 

"I feel empty, to me it is like a dream, as if my younger brother, my son, my friend, my destiny helper would just sleep and come back,we did everything possible we could do."

He therefore declared Wednesday 23rd June 2021, a public holiday and three days of 'state mourning' with all government Offices, markets, all construction sites,   Abuja and Lagos liaison offices closed.

 "All flags is to fly at half mast to honour these departed heroes and Exco members."

Meanwhile the state chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi state Government officials, Divine mandate pastors and other stakeholders are to observe their three day fasting and Prayers and close it at the monumental and prestigious All Christians Ecumenical centre Abakaliki by 4pm in honour of these fallen Exco members from today Wednesday to Saturday.

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