By G9ija

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed deep sadness on the passage of the Director-General of Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission in the Presidency, Engr. Chidi Izuwah.

Governor Ikpeazu described the demise of Engr Izuwah as a major loss for the people of Abia State and recalled the fundamental interventions made by the deceased in favor of the State in his official capacity as Head of one of the most important parastatals of the Federal Government.

This was contained in a release made available to DAILY POST, by Onyebuchi Ememanka, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday.

According to the release, “the recent decision of the Nigerian Correctional Services to set up a Shoe Factory at the Aba Medium Security Correctional Facility was the culmination of several months of hard work by Engr Izuwah and his team at the Commission to complement the efforts of my administration in that regard. He was a most dependable partner of my administration in several other ways.

“Chidi was a first class professional whose professional skills were honed at Shell Petroleum for several years before his sojourn in public service where he displayed deep knowledge and uncommon patriotism in the discharge of his responsibilities as Director-General of the Infrastructure Regulation and Concession Commission at the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was a committed and passionate Nigerian but he was a more committed and passionate Abian who took lots of interest in the affairs at home. He was always willing to lend a hand whenever issues at home came up.

“In that regard, Chidi took after his late father, the revered former Permanent Secretary in the old Imo State and Traditional Ruler of Amaitolu Community, Late Eze Sir A. E. N Izuwah”.

“The Governor recalled that he was constantly in touch with him while he was on his sick bed and ensured that he got every necessary support, and looked forward to his full recovery. The news of his death came as a rude shock.

“At 56 years, Chidi was in his prime and at the very top of a brilliant and illustrious career. His death has robbed us of a major voice in key economic affairs at the national level. Clearly, we have lost one of the finest amongst us”.

Governor Ikpeazu on behalf of his family, the people and Government of Abia State, condoled the Izuwah family, the people of Ovungwu Ancient Kingdom, Isiala Ngwa South LGA, the Infrastructure Regulatory and Concession Commission, friends and associates on the unexpected passage of Late Engr. Izuwah.

The State Chief Executive Officer, however, prayed the Almighty God to grant Late Engr. Chidi Izuwah’s soul eternal rest.