Former Governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial zone, Orji Uzor Kalu has commiserated with the family of
the former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof Joe Irukwu, who passed on at the age of 89.
He noted that the late erudite scholar served Nigeria and Ndigbo meritoriously in different positions.
The former Governor added that the late former President General of Ohanaeze would be remembered for his contributions to the socio-political and economic development of Ndigbo and Nigeria at large
In a condolence message, Kalu urged the Irukwu family to uphold the good deeds of their late patriarch.
He said: “On behalf of the people of Abia North Senatorial district, I condole with the Irukwu family on the loss of their patriarch, Prof Joe Irukwu
“The deceased was a notable figure in Nigeria, having served meritoriously in various positions in all spheres of life.
“He was a patriotic and selfless statesman with passion for a united Nigeria.
“He left behind a good legacy.”
The former Governor prayed that God would grant the deceased a peaceful rest and give the Irukwu family the fortitude to bear the loss.