CLEEN Foundation mourns founder, pioneer executive director

CLEEN Foundation, a Non-Governmental (NGO) has expressed shock over the death its and pioneer Executive Director, Mr Innocent Chukwuma, who died on April 3.

Prof. Etannibi Alemika, a senior member the foundation said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

”On behalf the Trustees and the Board Directors the foundation, we are saddened to announce the death of Mr Innocent Chukwuma.

“He was the and pioneer executive director of cleen foundation until 2021, and few weeks ago, Chukwuma was the West Africa Representative of Ford Foundation.

“He was a patriot who throughout his adult life struggled for a Nigerian nation where peace, , development and security are attained and sustained.

“He was one of the students within the National Association of Nigerian Students platform that opposed the arbitrary powers of the military rule in the 1980,” he said.

He said that the deceased continued the as part of the Civil Liberties where he led research and advocacy on police reform.

“In 1989, Chukwuma established the for Law Enforcement Education in Nigeria, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as Cleen Foundation, which is now a leading NGO in the Policing and Public Safety Sector,” he said.

Alemika noted that while the foundation was still saddened at the premature transition into eternity of Chukwuma, it was consoled the legacy he left behind.

He prayed for the wife, daughters and family of the deceased for a fortitude to bear the loss and strength to forge ahead with life.

“Our thoughts and condolences goes to his wife, Mrs Josephine, the daughters and the entire extended family.

“The Trustees, Board of Directors and staff of Cleen foundation will miss his imagination. compassion and humour, even as his legacy lives on,” Alemika said.

He disclosed that programmes on the celebration of Chukwuma’ death, and life be made public as they unfold.

He added that the cause of death of the and pioneer executive director of Cleen Foundation was yet to be disclosed. (NAN)