Ebonyi Commissioner dies in auto crash

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Governor David Umahi and the entire Ebonyi State have been thrown into mourning since Tuesday, when the news of the death of one of his commissioners was broken.

The Commissioner, Engr Fidelis Kings Nweze, in charge of Infrastructure and Concession and one of Umahi’s trusted friends died in Turkish Hospital, Abuja after having a successful intestinal surgery as a result of an auto crash in Enugu State.

The vehicle he was traveling in Saturday by 7 pm had rammed into a stationary truck at Obinagu in Enugu State.
While the passengers in the said vehicle, his orderly and driver sustained injuries and were treated and discharged, Engr Kings developed complications which resulted in his untimely death.

At a press briefing at the new Government House Abakaliki, Governor David Umahi who spoke in an emotion-ladened voice described the deceased as his younger brother, friend, and destiny helper.

According to him: “Engr Kings died this morning at 9:15 am at Turkish Hospital, Abuja. Nweze was traveling to Enugu on Saturday at about 7 pm with his driver and orderly.

And about Obinagu in Enugu State, they rammed into a stationery truck. He was on sit belt. They were all concious. The orderly had slight injury. He was treated and discharged. The driver had slight injury and was treated and discharged

“The seat belt ruptured his (Nweze) intestines. They did a very successful surgery. They put him in intensive care unit to be there for three days

“This morning when I called at about 8 am, they said he had a crisis. At about 9:15 am, Engr Nweze gave up. I’m so sad. He is one of the pillars of this administration. To me, he is like my friend, brother, son, and destiny helper went out and will never come back”.

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