By Ifeoma Ofurum
The Imo State House of Assembly has held a valedictory sitting in hour of late Hon Clement Onyeojiaku who represented Orsu Constituency in 1983 for three months before the military coup that disrupted the 2nd Republic.
At the session, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Acho Ihim, described the late lawmaker as an illustrious son of Imo State whose political career was beneficial, noting that he died when his wise counsel was needed.
The speaker, however, said that the late Onyeojiaku, who died at 82, would be remembered for his deep sense of faith in God and love for mankind.
Also speaking, the member representing Orsu in the current Eighth Assembly, Hon Uche Agabiga, described him as an academician who lived a fulfilled life and attracted lots of development projects to his people within his short period of legislation.
Late Onyeojiaku, a native of Awo-Idemili in Orsu LGA, was the chairman, House Committee on Parliamentary Caucus.
In an interview with Christian Voice, the daughter of the late legislator, Ms Megan Adaobi Clement, thanked the Assembly members for honouring her father.
Ms Clement, a United Kingdom based social worker and founder of Igbo Women Forum UK also thanked Rev. Fr Albert Oferi and his colleagues for their show of love to her father.
She also expressed gratitude to the Parish Priest of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Enugu, Bishop Onaga, the Chaplain in Delta State Government House, Rev. Fr Chris Otugbo as well as the Knights of St John International, Hon Agabiga, Barr. Cyril Akolise, among others.
Anambra Immortalises late Akunyili
The Anambra State government has re-named Women Development Centre, Awka after the former Minister of Information and Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the late Prof Dora Akunyili.
Announcing this at the first Memorial Lecture in honour of the late icon, the Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, said that the greatest legacy a man or woman can leave is a good name.
He said that the late minister reminds us that ‘a life of service to the community is the true life of meaning”.
The governor said that Anambra women are now prepared to walk in the footsteps of Prof Akunyili and would not be restrained from pursuing their big dreams.
The occasion attracted many dignitaries.