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Soludo Sympathizes with Anglican Communion, Anikwenwa Family over Loss of Former Dean

By Sunny A. Ijomah

The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has condoled with the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, over the demise of its former Dean, Archbishop Maxwell Anikwenwa.

A statement issued by the Secretary General of the Church of Nigeria, Bishop Anthony Poggo, confirmed his death on Monday, March 13, 2023.

Governor Soludo had on behalf of the government and people of Anambra State, conveyed ‘his deep condolences to the Anikwenwa Family and Archbishop Province of the Niger, and Bishop Anglican Diocese of Awka, Most Reverend Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, PhD, over the unfortunate loss’, according to a press statement signed by his Press Secretary, Chris Aburime.

The Governor noted that the late Archbishop Anikwenwa was a man who devoted his life to the service of God and humanity, adding that he lived an exemplary life, worthy of commendation.

Governor Soludo also described the late Archbishop as a man held in high esteem for his meritorious service in the vineyard of God and the rich legacies he left behind in Anambra State as a foremost prelate.

The Governor therefore prayed God to grant the deceased rest and comfort the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, as well as the people he left behind.

Archbishop Anikwenwa was the former Archbishop of Province II and the Bishop Emeritus of Awka Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

He died at the age of 83.