Governor David Umahi of Eb­onyi State has replaced his late aide, Mr Emmanuel Anaga, who died in a fatal mo­tor accident last Friday, with his son, Emmanuel (Jnr).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Anaga, who was the governor’s Technical Adviser on Agriculture, hailed from Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Gov­ernment Area of the state.
The deceased’s Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) collided with a com­mercial bus at about 8.30 pm, leaving him and three other persons dead.
Confirming the gov­ernor’s pronouncement to NAN in Abakaliki on Tuesday, Chief Clement Nweke, the Governor’s Principal Secretary, said it was a way of ap­preciating his efforts in the development of the state.
“The governor earlier announced that he will be made the Vice Chair­man of the Local Gov­ernment but we opted for a position that will be more continuous, to create the desired im­pact in the family,” he said.
Mr Mark Onu, Chair­man, Forum of Techni­cal Advisers to the gov­ernor, also confirmed the pronouncement, noting that the forum appreciated the gover­nor for the action.
“Anaga, popularly called Chico, was en­ergetic and resourceful while alive and above all, lived a life worthy of emulation.
“He was humble to a fault and this endeared him to political stake­holders in the council, state and even the gover­nor.” (NAN)