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Abia State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu has expressed shock at the demise of a foremost Traditional Ruler, Eze Benard Enweremadu.
The Deputy Governor described the death of the respected monarch as a mystery that is beyond the control of man.
Speaking at the country home of the eldest son of the late traditional ruler, and former Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Christopher Enweremadu, on Saturday, Okochukwu enjoined the Crown Prince and other members of the Eze Ukwu Royal family to take heart and accept the development as the will of God who knows the end of every mortal being from the beginning.
He prayed God Almighty to grant the soul of the Royal Father eternal rest.
Responding on behalf of the Royal Family, the Crown Prince, Christopher Enweremadu expressed immense gratitude to the Deputy Governor for coming to identify with them, adding that the royal family felt highly honoured by the visit of the Deputy Governor as the first government official to pay them a condolence visit.
The Eastern Updates, on Saturday, reported that a foremost traditional ruler in Nigeria and Eze Ukwu of Ngwa land, Eze Dr Bernard Enweremadu passed on at the age of 77.
Announcing the death of the foremost traditional ruler in Ngwa Ukwu in Isialangwa North LGA, the eldest son and former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Christopher Enweremadu said his father died on the 17th of January at the age of 77.
Recall that late Eze Bernard Enweremadu became a traditional ruler at the age of 33.
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