Nigeria Loses An Icon – Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd) is Dead

Nigeria Loses An Icon – Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd) is Dead

It is very painful – the Ovim community of Abia State has lost one of our most illustrious sons today. Just a few hours ago, I received the bad news: Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd) has died. A former governor of old Imo and Lagos states, Ogbo m (my namesake) rose to the pinnacle of the Nigerian Navy. He was a key part of our community.

A man who would go round the whole village, asking boys and girls, how they were doing in school. Everyone remembers the first handshake with him!

To the Igbo Nation, an icon with conscience has gone. To Nigeria, a brilliant statesman and one of the finest military leaders of our country has gone. To Ovim, let’s celebrate him because his legacy is there: more kids are named “Ndubuisi” in Ovim because Ndubuisi Kanu lived.

Ogbo m, with tears on my eyes, I say bye. You inspired all of us and you served your world. Ovim will miss your simplicity, your humility and your sense of service.


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