Posted by Transport & Business Express | 20 August 2012 | 5,482 times
About six months after his burial, big honour has come the way of late Ezeigbo Gburugburu, Dim Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, from his home state, Anambra.
The most prominent road in the state, leading from Niger Bridge to Upper Iweka, has been renamed after the one-time Head of State of the defunct Republic of Biafra. The famous road will thus be known henceforth as Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu Way.
Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, announced this yesterday in Nnewi at a ceremony marking the official end of Ojukwu’s mourning period.
Uche Ezechukwu, a senior media practitioner who attended the ceremony, described it as “rousing” in a Facebook update. Apart from breaking the news of the renaming of Niger Bridge – Upper Iweka Road as Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu Way, Ezechukwu said that “Obi also called on Nigerians, especially Ndigbo, to commence programs to immortalised our hero.”
Transport & Business Express reports that Dim Ojukwu died on November 26, 2011 in a London hospital aged 78. He was given an unprecedented hero’s burial last March 3 in his Nnewi country home.
*Photo shows the late Dim Ojukwu
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