Ebonyi Gov confirms death of another Commissioner, Fidelis Nweze, declares Wednesday public holiday

By AdvocateNews on 22/06/2021

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The Late Ebonyi State Commissioner for Infrastructure Development, Engr. Fidelis Nweze
The Late Ebonyi State Commissioner for Infrastructure Development, Engr. Fidelis Nweze

...orders four days prayer and fasting for govt officials


The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engineer David Nweze Umahi, has confirmed the death of the Commissioner for Infrastructure for Concession, Engineer Fidelis Nweze in a ghastly motor accident on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity Francis Nwaze.

The Advocate reports that Engr Nweze died in Abuja following injuries he sustained in an auto crash at Eke Obinagu on the Enugu - Abakaliki highway on Saturday. 

Sources said the former commissioner could not survive the crash as he gave up the ghost Tuesday at Turkish Hospital in Abuja where he was taken for treatment.

The statement by the state government said that the Governor has declared Wednesday, June 23, 2021, as a Public Holiday in Honour of the deceased as well another commissioner that passed on earlier.

The affected former Exco members are Engineer Fidelis Nweze, former Commissioner for Infrastructure for Concession and Engineer Uche Okah, former Commissioner for Housing.

Consequently, the Governor has directed that all offices and markets should be closed while all flags are to fly at half mast on Wednesday, June 23rd 2021 across the State.

The Governor also directed all Government officials to proceed on fasting to seek the face of God in the Affairs of the State While CAN is charged to organize Prayers to break the fast by 4pm at Christian Ecumenical Centre every day, starting from Wednesday, June 23 to Saturday, June 26, 2021.

All Government officials have been enjoined to participate in all the activities.

The Governor prayed for peaceful repose of the souls of the fallen former Exco members. 

Posted 22/06/2021 7:55:07 PM

 

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