Goodluck Jonathan Posts Tribute To Ojo Maduekwe, Elechi Amadi


Former President Goodluck Jonathan posted tribute to former minister, Ojo Maduekwe and literary figure, Elechi Amadi. He wrote on his social media account:

“I have been slow to comment because of my heartbreak. Ojo Maduekwe worked with me and Elechi Amadi comforted us with his literary works. They died at perhaps a time when their wise counsel and fatherly disposition was direly needed by their nation. May God rest their souls. I also condole with the Abia and Rivers state governments and the family of both patriots. They’re gone but never forgotten. GEJ.”


In a separate statement to the families of the deceased, the former president also stated that Maduekwe was “a nationalist, foremost administrator and intellectual giant who contributed so much to the task of nation building,” and called Amadi a “renowned writer and patriot who served his country meritoriously through his literary works and exemplary performance in public service.”