Anambra state governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Friday, mourned the late governor of the state, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, describing him as a bridge-builder with deep desire to improve the lives of Nigerians.
Soludo, in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime, added that the elder statesman, who died, Thursday night, in Abuja at age of 85, was also a visionary and man of deep compassion.
The statement added that “Dr. Ezeife, a man of many hats, was a titan in the annals of our state and nation. As the first civilian Governor of Anambra State, he navigated the complexities of post-military rule with wisdom and foresight, laying the foundation for the vibrant state we know today.
“Dr Ezeife was always driven by a deep desire to improve the lives of his fellow Nigerians. A scholar, a visionary, and a man of deep compassion, his gentle demeanour and thoughtful counsel endeared him to all, regardless of political affiliation.
” He was a bridge-builder, a voice of reason, and a tireless advocate for the unity and progress of Anambra State and Nigeria as a whole. His departure leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. His legacy of service, integrity, and unwavering commitment to the common good will continue to inspire us all.”