Former governor of Anambra State and All Progressives Party (APC) chieftain Senator Chris Ngige officially announced the death of his father, Ozo Akunnia Pius Okonkwo Ngige on Wednesday.
According to a statement released by the family, the late Pa Ngige who hailed from Alor town in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State died on Friday, September 4 at 105 years.
The statement which was signed by Senator Ngige on behalf of the family, stated that funeral arrangements of the burial will be announced consequently.
The late partriarch was born in 1910 in Alor and started his career as an Assistant Foreman Building (carpentry), from where he rose to the post of supervisor in the then Public Works of Eastern Region Colonial Government.
The late Ngige worked directly with the colonial masters to build health centres under the One Health Centre Per Village Scheme, notably in the old Onitsha province of Eastern Region.
In a condolence message to the family, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh endeared the family to take solace in the fact that their father lived long enough to witness the achievements of his children in their various careers.