Our global Iroko has fallen – Ngige


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Senator (DR) Chris Chris Ngige, Senator representing Anambra Central received the news of the demise of the Father of African literature, Prof Albert Chinualumogu Achebe with shock and consternation.

The news coming at a time that the tragedy he foresaw and bespoke in multiple ways has personified itself in Kano, leaving a hollow feeling that the reformer, in spite of departing at a ripe age of 82,has not lived to see the fruit of his reforms.

‘Such is the path of great mortals like Chinua Achebe, who clearly envision across generation, beyond what one can live to personally witness.’ Ngige bemoaned.

The distinguished Senator on behalf of is family, The good people of Anambra Central Senatorial District t which Achebe is part of and indeed the people of Anambra State sends his condolences to President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Peter Obi, Ndichie Ogidi ,  Global community of writers and authors and Prof Achebe’s immediate family  and prays God to grant them the fortitude to bear  the irreparable loss.

Consequently Senator Ngige has approved the cancellation of is on-going local government Constituency summits for three days to enable the Senatorial district absorb the shock of losing this colossus at this time.

Indeed a global Iroko has fallen

Chief Charles Amilo (Udobodo) Director,Communications, Senator Chris Ngige Central Constituency Office, Awka



  1. Nigeria has lost a guru, a mighty man of timbre and calibre. Oh our dear prof. Achebe fare well, may God grant ur soul eternal rest, amen.


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