Uzodimma renames Imo Heroes Square after Ndubuisi Kanu



Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has renamed popular Heroes Square Stadium in Owerri, after Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu.


News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kanu was first military administrator of old Imo state.


Uzodimma announced renaming on Wednesday shortly after receiving remains of Kanu at Governmet House, Owerri as part of his lying-in- state and commination service.


governor said that decision was reached after due consultation adding that deceased was a prominent Igbo son who served his people, his state and the country diligently and that he was instrumental to the return of democracy in Nigeria.


governor who prayed God for repose of his soul, also commiserated with family for the and asked God to console them.


remains was confirmed at airport by his family members, in company of Imo government officials and top military personnels.


NAN reports that state deputy governor, Prof. Placid Njoku, Speaker of state House of Assembly,  Mr Paul Emeziem and  former Gov. Ikedi Ohakim were among dignitaries who witnessed the event.


state Chairman of Christian of Nigeria, Dr  Eches Divine Eches described the deceased as a rare gem who believed and trusted God in all he did.


Admiral Awwal Zubairu-Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff was represented by Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval Command,Yenogoa, Rear Admiral Kennedy Egbuchulem at the event.


Zubairu-Gambo described  Kanu as a fine offficer who served his country diligently.
He pointed out that Kanu left legacies worthy of emulation. (NAN)