Min­is­ter ex­tols late Ojo Maduekwe

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

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.

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