Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on
Friday led the entire State Executive Council on a
condolence visit to the family of renowned
international author, Late Captain Elechi Amadi.
xxxThe governor stated that the late author is an
international figure who used his literary works to
shape lives and encourage people to embrace the
tenets of development.He said:
“The Late Captain Elechi Amadi was a gift to
the Aluu community , the Ikwerre ethnic
nationality, Rivers State and the entire people
of Nigeria.xxx”Personally, I benefitted from his
literary works as I drew lessons from the
words of wisdom contained in them. Captain
Elechi Amadi through his works helped shape
the society “.
He said the state government will participate
actively involved the burial of the late author. He
urged the people of the Ikwerre ethnic nationality
not to localise or politicise the burial of Captain
Elechi Amadi as he is an international figure.
“We will do the best so that Nigerians will
continue to remember Captain Elechi Amadi as
a national hero”.
The governor stated that the late author is loved
by the entire State. He noted that his legacy is
engraved in the heart of the people.
“We have lost a father and a devoted
nationalist. We are pained, but we must find
consolation in his achievements. To the family,
I urge you to remain strong as we share in
your grief and we will stand by you”, Governor
The governor signed the condolence register and
interacted with the elders and tradition chiefs of
Responding, son of the late Captain Elechi Amadi,
Mr Carl Elechi Amadi thanked the governor for
visiting the family at their moment of mourning.