The Ebonyi State capital, Abakiliki is currently agog with the a yet-to-be confirmed report that late Engr. Fidelis Kings Nweze has risen from the dead.
Jubilation is currently ongoing across various areas of the state as many sympathisers and supporters of the deceased are at his residence, Onwe Road, jubilating over the resurrection of the late Commissioner for Infrastructure and Concession as well as former Commissioner for Works and Transport Ebonyi State.
The road to his residence is currently congested as many persons are seen visiting the location to confirm the veracity of the information about his resurresction.
There are discussions in hushed tones currently among politicians, academics, journalists, drivers, mechanics, students, traders among others in the state, as to whether or not such is possible.
It was gathered that a member of the family of the deceased (names withheld), broke the news of his resurrection to the public.
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Announcing the news of the unfortunate incident on Tuesday evening while briefing the press at the new Government House Abakaliki, Governor David Umahi who spoke emotionally described the deceased as his younger brother and friend.
The Governor’s statement reads:
“Engr. King died this morning at 9:15am at Turkish Hospital, Abuja. Nweze was traveling to Enugu on Saturday about 7 pm with his driver and orderly.
“And about Obinagu in Enugu State, they rammed into a stationary truck. He was on seat belt. They were all conscious. The orderly had a slight injury. He was treated and discharged. The driver had a slight injury and was treated and discharged.
“The seat belt ruptured his (Nweze) intestines. They did a very successful surgery. They put him in intensive care unit to be there for three days.
“This morning when I called at about 8 am, they said he had a crisis. At about 9:15 am, Engr. Nweze gave up. Am so sad. He is one of the pillars of this administration. To me, he is like my friend, brother, son and destiny helper went out and will never come back.
“We did our best. I declare tomorrow a public holiday in honour of Nweze and no market should be opened. No work in any of the offices; no work in any of the sites in honour of Engr. Nweze
“Also, in our liaison offices in Lagos, Abuja. We are going to be mourning from tomorrow till Saturday. All Government officials and, CAN be fasting and breaking their fast at the Christian Ecumenical Centre.