The Uthoko Na Eze Royal Family of Achalla in Anambra State has announced the death of the Igwe Achalla, Dr Alex Nwokedi.
Igwe Nwokedi passed away on the 11th of May, 2020, but the death was not announced immediately due to tradition.
Igwe Nwokedi was born in 1936 and attended the CMS Central School, Onitsha, St Gregory’s College, Lagos and the University of Oslo in Norway. He worked at the following establishments:
1955: Reporter at the Daily Times
1957: Assistant publicity officer at the Eastern Nigeria Information Service.
1958: Chief sub editor at National Outlook
1969: Senior reporter at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
1974 Public relations manager at the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN), later known as NEPA.
1975-1979: Chief press secretary to the head of state.
1979: Chief press secretary to the president.
1980: Head of public relations at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
He retired from the NNPC as general manager in the early 1990s after more than 10 years of service.
Igwe Nwokedi held the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) and he was the younger brother of former Supreme Court judge Justice Paul Nwokedi and Prince Willy Nwokedi.
May his soul rest in peace.
Second picture below: Ogbuefi Alex Nwokedi and General Olusegun Obasanjo playing ayo at State House, Dodan Barracks in the late 1970s.