It is a sad day for the Abia people as Chief of Staff to Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, Chief Chijioke Nwakodo, has been declared dead.
Nwakodo, 56, died in a London hospital on Thursday evening, his younger brother, Mr. Obidike Nwakodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Umuahia.
Nwakodo said news of his death was communicated to the family on Thursday evening.
He said that arrangements were on to formally convey the message to the governor.
Nwakodo, a father of two, was appointed Chief of Staff to the governor on June 3, 2015.