Ifeanyi Uba promises to immortalise Achebe

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Ogidi | 24 May 2013 | 3,567 times

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The CEO of Capital Oil and a governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Dr. Ifeanyi Uba, has promised to immortalise legendary writer, Prof. Chinua Achebe, by training indigenes of the state on literary writing.

He made the promise yesterday while speaking with newsmen as the world-famous author of Things Fall Apart was being buried in his country home in Ogidi in the presence of a large crowd of mourners that included Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan and President John Mahama of Ghana.

Uba, a chieftain of the All Progressives grand Alliance (APGA), described late Achebe as “a great writer whose name cannot be swept under the carpet.”

He thanked God for the good life he lived as well as the legacy he has left behind for children yet unborn.

It would be recalled that the oil magnet contributed immensely towards the erection of the new church building of St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Ogidi, Anambra State, where Prof. Achebe’s funeral service was held late yesterday morning before he was interred.

•Photo shows Ifeanyi Uba.

Source: News Express

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