Naval chief present as Ndubuisi Kanu buried in Abia

Ndubuisi Kanu

Former military administrator of Lagos and Imo Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd.) has been buried in his Ohoroho Ovim country home in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.

President Muhammadu Buhari described the deceased as “a courageous gentleman, who always stood for truth and justice.”

Represented by the minister of state for steel and mines Uche Ogah, the president said Kanu was loved and respected by all in his community “for impacting so much in their lives.”

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was represented by his deputy Oko Chukwu. Imo and Ebonyi governors were represented by their deputies Placid Njoku and Kelechi Igwe respectively.

Chief of naval staff Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo described the deceased as “a fine soldier and astute administrator.”

According to Gambo, the deceased not only contributed to the peace of the country but strived hard to leave indelible marks in governance through his selfless service.

In his sermon, the prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria Samuel Uche admonished Nigerians to have the fear of God and lead lives that would put them in good standing with their maker.

A court had ordered that Kanu be buried on October 15 instead of October 16 as earlier announced due to security concerns.