Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Mourned by Thousands

Channels Television  
Updated February 24, 2012

Thousands of people trooped to the Tafawa Balewa Square, venue for the Lagos state organised funeral rite occassion for Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to pay their last respect to the late Biafran warlord.

In attendance were notable national leaders who came to pay their tributes to the deceased, describing him as one of the greatest leaders in Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who spoke in his native Igbo language, said that “with the departure of the icon, the Igbo nation must not mourn but celebrate the passage of Chief Ojukwu.” He said that Ojukwu is “not dead but alive.”

Chief Rochas charged every Igbo man that now is not the time to mourn but the time for them to rediscover themselves. He warned that “the ideals for which Ojukwu fought and died must never be in vain.”