Enugu: On Tuesday, 12th October, 2021, the national funeral train for Late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu shall berth in Enugu as Ndigbo organize a Day of Tributes in honour of the deceased Elder statesman at the iconic Enugu Sports Club by 1pm.
According to a statement signed by Mazi Chuks Ibegbu and Elder Ndukwo Ndukwo Ogbuja, Esq, the Chairman and Publicity Secretary of the Organizing Committee respectively, the event is being chaired by Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu (AHA EJI AGA MBA) and Co-chaired by Rt. Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, Former Deputy speaker, House of Representatives.
His Excellency, Rt Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Executive Governor of Enugu State is the Chief Host while Barr. J.H.C. Nwosu, Executive Chairman, Enugu Sports Club is the Host.
Other dignitaries expected at the event include; Igwe (Ambassador) L.O.C Agubuzu, Ogbunechendo 1 of Ezema-Olo/ Chairman, Enugu State Traditional Rulers’ Council, HRH Igwe Barr. Julius .U. Nnaji, H.R.H. Eze (Dr) Nwokenna, Oba 1 of Ekeoba Kingdom Umuahia North L.G.A. Abia State., Royal Father’s of the Day, Chief Mrs Chika Ibeneme, Mother of the Day.
Special Guests include Senator (Prof.) Ike Ekweremadu, CFR, Former Deputy Senate President, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly and Engr. Dr. Chike Madueke, Chairman, Urban Radio.
Key note Speaker is Prof. Chidi Osuagwu, a celebrated Igbo cosmologist and nationalist.
Although, similar events were held in Lagos and those of Abuja, Owerri and Umuahia are still coming up, the Enugu Day of Tributes for Adm Ndubuisi Kanu is SPECIAL. Adm. shall cherish it particularly.
Since the burial of Dim Emeka Ojukwu in 2012, a tradition has been established of organizing Day of Tributes for Igbo elder statesmen at the iconic Enugu Sports Club. It was held for Prof Obumselu and same was slated for Ikeogu Arthur Nwankwo at the same venue before the family shifted it to his Enugu residence. Coincidentally, the other aforementioned elder statesmen were from Anambra (Old Anambra State) whereas Admiral shall be the first from Abia (Old Imo) to be so honored.
Therefore, the event is very auspicious, at this moment in time, that Ndigbo seriously need centrifugation.