A former military governor of both Imo and Lagos States, Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu, is dead.
Kanu reportedly died on Wednesday morning at the age of 78 years, according to a report by Realnews, an online news magazine.
It was reported that Kalu Ireke Kalu, who worked closely with him in the Ndigbo office in Victoria Island Lagos, confirmed his death.
“I can tell you he passed this morning. He was 78. We celebrated his last birthday in November 2020. I don’t have much details. I am still in the village,” Kalu stated.
Ndubuisi Kanu was appointed military governor of Imo State, Nigeria in March 1976 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, becoming the first governor after the decree that established the state from part of the old East Central State.
He was transferred to become governor of Lagos State in 1977, leaving office in July 1978.
Kanu joined the pro-democracy movement after his retirement, and played a leading role in the agitation for the actualization of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.
He was the Chairman of the Ohaneze Transition Caretaker Committee (OTC) and was Director of Fidelity Bank PLC.
Kanu became a top National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) chieftain and became Chairman of the coalition in 2013.