‘He’ll be greatly missed’ – Orji Kalu mourns ex-Abia gov, Ogbonnaya Onu

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Privatization and former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has expressed sadness over the passing of former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbannaya Onu.

Onu, a former governor of Abia State, died on Thursday in Abuja after battling with an undisclosed ailment.

Reacting in a condolence message he personally signed, Kalu described the politician as a nationalist who has passion for unity and progress of Nigeria.

Kalu acknowledged the invaluable contributions of the former minister to nation building.

The lawmaker, while admonishing the family of the deceased to take solace in the fact that their late patriarch lived a purposeful life, urged them to sustain his worthy legacy.

He said, “The demise of former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is a huge loss to Ndigbo and Nigeria in general.

“The late statesman was a consummate politician and selfless philanthropist who was committed to nation building.

“Having served meritoriously in various capacities in the public sector, his wise counsel on national issues will be greatly missed.

“He will be remembered for his outstanding leadership qualities. The former governor will be greatly missed.”

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