President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Anambra State, as well as the Mbadinuju family of Uli, Ihiala LGA on the passing of Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju, former governor of Anambra State (1999-2003).
Mbadinuju’s death was announced by his son Cheta Mbadinuju on Tuesday April 11th 2023 in a statement.
The President in a statement signed by Femi Adesina his media and publicity secretary said that he believes that the late Mbadinuju’s legacy of bringing peace and development to the State, including ending the long years of violent conflict in Umuleri and Aguleri, during his administration as governor, will forever remain an important part of the history of Anambra.
According to Mr President, chief Mbadinuju will also be remembered for his vision for the people of the State and beyond on quality education and entrepreneurship, leading to the establishment of the Anambra State University, now Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.
President Buhari also described him as a dogged, determined and a seasoned academic, journalist and lawyer . Who inspired and empowered many young people to believe in the power of their dreams and achieve their potentials.
President Buhari urges family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers to reflect on the contributions of the former governor in building lives and communities.
President Buhari prays that the memory of the departed will be a blessing and inspiration to all that mourn.