By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has expressed deep sadness over the sudden death of Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, mother of the famous novelist and writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Reacting to the news, Governor Obiano said he was grieved by Mrs Adichie’s death upon hearing of it.
‘I was saddened by the news of Mrs Adichie’s death and I sympathize with her children and the entire Adichie family who are again thrown into mourning just few months after burying their father, Prof James Adichie. This is indeed a grievous loss.
‘Mrs Adichie lived a life of selfless service. Her contribution and great service to Anambra State will not be forgotten. I pray for the peaceful repose of her soul,’ he said.
Mrs Adichie was a member of Anambra State Universal Education Board, ASUBEB, and a former registrar of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She died on Monday, March 1st, 2021. She was 78 years old.