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Prof Chukwuma Soludo who is the Anambra State Governor, has finally confirmed some of the news and reports of the death of one of the members of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Dr Nnamdi Okafor who had reportedly died in South Africa.
It had been reported that Okafor had slumped and died in a hotel in South Africa, where he he had been undergoing mandatory training with other members of the assembly.
Governor Soludo in a press release which had been signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, had also expressed shock over the sudden death of the lawmaker.
Okafor who was of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA was also the Majority Leader of the Anambra House of Assembly.
In the release, Soludo said, “It is shocking that the State Assembly lost another lawmaker to the cold hands of death, coming barely three months after the demise of the lawmaker representing Aguata 2 Constituency, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye.
“Dr. Nnamdi Okafor was an active participant at the 7th Assembly who devoted his time and energy to represent his constituency. He’ll be sorely missed.
“On behalf of Anambra State Government, may I use this medium to convey my sympathy to those he left behind, including his family, Awka Constituency 1 and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor as well as other lawmakers.
The governor added, “Indeed, life is ephemeral. May the living continue to reflect on the essence of life and live for the good of the society like Dr. Okafor did”.
In another report, the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service has ensured the sealing of about 25 banks and hotels over issues mostly bothering on non-payment of taxes and levies.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the sanctions were meted on sanitation, business premises and other sundry government taxes which were not being complied with.
Among the facilities which were reported to be have been sealed include Nigeria Police Force Micro Finance Bank, Mumbai Festus Hotel, Finotel Classic Hotel, and Shalom Hotel, all in Awka.
Speaking to journalists after the exercise over the weekend, the head of the team and desk officer in charge of Anambra State Waste Management Authority in the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service, Mr James-Morgan Ezeodili, said the enforcement was made following a court order on August 11, 2022.