Ben Nwabueze, pioneer secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, dies aged 94

Ben Nwabueze, former Minister of Education and pioneer secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

According to a statement by his family, Nwabueze died on Sunday at the age of 94 in Anambra state.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Nwabueze was born in Athani, Anambra state in 1931.

His demise was announced in a statement on Monday by Eni Nwabueze, a member of his family.

The statement said burial arrangements will be announced by the family in due course.

“With great sadness, we announce the passing on to celestial glory of our patriarch, Professor B. O. Nwabueze SAN, NNOM, CON, pioneer Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Oduah Afo-na-isagba of Atani, Anambra State, on Sunday October 29, 2023 aged 94,” the statement reads.

“He lived an exemplary life of consequence. Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.”