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Ebonyi Commissioner—Fidelis Nweze is dead [updated]

The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Infrastructure for Concession, Engr. Fidelis Nweze is dead.

He died in a hospital in Abuja due to injuries he sustained in an auto crash earlier in the week.

A source at the Ebonyi State disclosed to ElombahNews that Engr. Nweze had accident at Eke obinagu, Enugu State, on Saturday and died today at Turkish Hospital in Abuja.

The State Governor, Engineer David Nweze Umahi, confirmed the development via a public service announcement, signed by his Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Francis Nwaze.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

In the statement, Governor Umahi announced the sudden departure of the Commissioner following the ghastly motor accident on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

To this end, the Governor has declared Wednesday, June 23, 2021, as a Public Holiday in Honour of the departed former members of the State Executive Council.

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.

He charged CAN 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 are enjoined to participate in all the activities.

“The Governor prays for peaceful repose of the souls of the fallen former Exco members,” the statement concludes.

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