Amaechi: Pa Ndukwu Stood By Me


Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has praised the values of his father In-law late Pa Celestine Nnamdimere Ndukwu (The Okeosisi 1 of Umuamusa) who died at the age of 80. Amaechi described his late In-law as a “very good man”, noting that he made remarkable impacts not only in his life but also in the lives of others. He made the disclosure at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church ,Amucha in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday. Amaechi said: “The man we came to honour here today was a very good man.If he was not, we won’t be here. I don’t know how he had impacted on your lives but I can tell you how he impacted on mine. “When I married my wife I wasn’t a rich man. In fact, it was at the time when they overthrew Shonekon.

We just married that week and I was Special Assistant to former Governor Peter Odili.I had no money, It was so bad. Two persons sustained us (me and my wife), Chief and Mrs Ndukwu”, he explained. Amaechi continued: “These two persons,Chief and Mrs Ndukwu guided us and they did a lot for us .Never a day did I got a call from Ndukwu and his wife asking their Son In-Law (me) who became governor to give them money. Chief and Mrs Ndukwu never asked. He was in love with education, they both love education and that is what my wife and I have imbibed. “If there is one thing my wife has achieved against my advice, it is in the number of Primary and Nursery Schools she established all over Rivers State without my approval. I did not approve because I had worries about the sustenance of those schools, but to the glory of God the Schools are all being sustained. So let me thank the people of Amuche for the man called Ndukwu, without him I could not have married their daughter and since I married their daughter I have been blessed”, Amaechi said.