Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over over the passage of Igwe Alex Ezeoba Nwokedi, the Uthoko of Achalla.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said, Buhari commiserated with the Uthoko Na Eze Royal Family, the people of Achalla community, and the Anambra State government and with the Igwe-in-Council of Achalla, on the passage of the former chairman, Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers, and former chairman of Nine Eastern States Council of Traditional Rulers.
The President recalled the contributions of the departed to national development as Manager, Group Public Affairs of the NNPC, and as Chief Press Secretary to the then Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo as military head of state from 1976 to 1979, noting that the Igwe left his footprints on the sands of time.
The President prayed God to rest the soul of the deceased, and comfort all those who mourn him.