Minister extols late Ojo Maduekwe
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, yesterday extolled the virtues of late Chief Ojo Maduekwe, describing him as a detribalised public official.
Onyeama stated this at a memorial service held in honour of the late Maduekwe at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, First Abuja Parish.
“He was a public official in the true sense of it for the whole of Nigeria and for all Nigerians and he believed that was what he was, without any allegiance to any section of the country
“He brought this passion to his work and of course it could underpin his intellectual pedigree, which is a razor sharp, that made him outstanding in all his endeavours,” he said.
The minister described the deceased as a very “good person and very intellectual with a razor sharp mind who had been in most important offices in the country.”
The late Maduekwe had served as minister of Culture and Tourism, Transport, Foreign Affairs and Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada and secretary of the PDP Board of Trustees.
Wife of the late former minister, Mrs Ucha Maduekwe, described him as a lover of peace, who would want the country to be in peace always.