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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Oby Ezekwesili Commiserates with Ojo Maduekwe & Elechi Amadi’s Families

Oby Ezekwesili has sympathized with the mourning family of late famous author, Elechi Amadi, who died at 82 after brief illness.  


"So shocked at the sudden death of my former colleague in Government - Chief Ojo Maduekwe. Lord, please comfort Ucha & entire family. Ojo was a brilliant mind! He loved to engage in intellectual debates. That made him 1 of my colleagues that I always engaged in Debates.#SAD.

Ojo's dad was a Presbyterian clergy. I remember how often he would say, "my sister Oby, pray for me o. This Nigeria Politics is TOUGH". #SAD. I do have fond memories of Ojo Maduekwe-- a man similarly unsparing of poorly spoken English. We would both wink as soon as we heard such.

We also today mourn #ElechiAmadi- a great man of Letters who actually studied Physics& Mathematics. His books make African Culture poignant.

Recommended #ElechiAmadi’s books for my young friends to read in honor of the literary icon? #TheConcubine #SunSetInBiafra (non-fiction). I last saw #ElechiAmadi in Port Harcourt last month at Prof. Nduka Otonti 90th birthday. That unforgettable smile on his face as we greeted.

God, comfort the family of #ElechiAmadi (82). No matter how old people are, the death of a loved one changes the family. Comfort them, Lord!" she wrote on Twitter.

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