- A federal government appointee has been declared dead
- Chidi Izuwah, until his death, was the director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission
- Many Nigerians have been offering their condolences to his family and friends since the announcement of his demise
Chidi Izuwah, director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), has been declared dead.
The Cable reports that he died on Tuesday morning, March 16 after a protracted illness which he had been receiving treatment for in South Africa since 2020.
The ICRC also confirmed the death of its director-general via its official Twitter page on the same day.
The ICRC tweeted:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our DG/CEO Engr Chidi KC Izuwah. May his soul rest in perfect peace Amen.”
Some respondents to the tweet expressed their condolences to the ICRC, while some others shared their encounter with the deceased when he was alive.
Aliyu Nasir Othman wrote:
“Accept my condolences. A unique professional that led ICRC to greatness devoid of interference from any quarter.”
Danlami Adaritgo wrote:
“My condolence to all. It is a great loss!! I have fond memories of him, RIP Oga Chidi.”
Suru Daniels wrote:
“This is so sad! The country just lost a very sound and competent mind!!!”
Arctic Infrastructure, a Lagos-based organisation, wrote:
“We commiserate with the ICRC family over the passing of its CEO, Engr. Izuwah. He brought so much energy and vibrancy to the commission. Accept our condolences at this time.”
Orinyomi Olanrewaju wrote:
“May his soul rest in peace. This is a loss to the nation. He will be fondly remembered for his brilliance.”
Ahmad Salihijo, CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency wrote:
“May his soul rest in perfect peace and May God give his family the strength to bear this loss. Engr Chidi was a mentor and it was a privilege to have worked with him early in my career.”
IJ Jamiu wrote:
“May his soul rest in peace, May God grant his family the fortitude to bear his loss.”
Diran Adejumo wrote:
“Very sad news.”
The president described the deceased as a very dedicated public servant, reform-oriented, and highly skilled.
He acknowledged that the deceased played very important roles in advancing infrastructure financing in Nigeria with special emphasis on Public-Private Partnerships.
Meanwhile, Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse as executive director on the board of Islamic Development Bank in Jedda, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Dutse is the immediate past permanent secretary of the federal ministry of finance, budget, and national planning.
In a related development, President Buhari on Thursday, February 18, approved the appointment of Ogbonnaya Orji as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
According to Willie Basset, the director of information of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Orji's appointment will last for five years starting from Saturday, February 19.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.