From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi


One of the foremost industrialists in Nnewi, Anambra State, Chief (Engr) Gilbert Obiajulu Uzodike (Oziuzo-Nnewi) has passed on.

 The Uzodike Family, in a statement announcing the demise of Engr Uzodike described him as “a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather, who lived a vibrant life and left an indelible mark on all who knew him.”

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Noting that the hearts of members were full of love and joyful memories of him, the family extended an invitation to all and sundry to join them “in a celebration of his remarkable journey and birth into eternal life,” adding that details about the funeral ceremony would be releases in due course.

“In the meantime, as we celebrate his life, we kindly ask that you continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” the familt said.

Obiajulu Uzodike was born in Onitsha, Anambra State on March 25, 1949 to the family of Engr. G. M. Uzodike in Ndi-Ogbe, Otolo, Nnewi.

He graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1974 and obtained an Master of Business Administration degree BA from the Harvard Business School, USA, in 1977.

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