In a somber turn of events, the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, has expressed deep sorrow and shock over the untimely demise of Rt. Hon. Anayo Nnebe, a former Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly and the current Special Adviser on Legislative/State Assembly Matters to the governor. The distinguished politician breathed his last on January 24, 2024, following a brief illness.
Rt Hon. Anayo Nnebe, a respected figure in Anambra State, was remembered as a patriotic Nigerian who served with distinction, honor, and commitment. His legacy includes a remarkable tenure as the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, where he demonstrated visionary leadership and contributed significantly to the state’s legislative landscape.
Governor Soludo paid tribute to Nnebe as a brilliant legislator and a passionate advocate for the welfare and development of his people and Anambra State at large. The late adviser was described as a man of peace, wisdom, and compassion, leaving a void that the governor acknowledges as the loss of a trusted ally, a dependable colleague, and a dear brother.
The impact of Rt Hon. Nnebe’s passing resonates not only within the Anambra State government but also reverberates through the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the entire Anambra State community. His contributions and influence will be sorely missed by those who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.
Governor Soludo, on behalf of the government and the people of Anambra State, extended heartfelt condolences to the grieving family, friends, associates, and constituents of the late Special Adviser. The governor prayed that God would grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss and comfort them in their time of grief. He also invoked divine intervention for the repose of Rt Hon. Anayo Nnebe’s soul, wishing him eternal rest.
The official statement was signed by Christian Aburime, Press Secretary to the Governor, on January 24, 2024, marking a day of mourning for Anambra State and all those who mourn the passing of this distinguished leader.