Reps honours late Anenih

Reps honours late Anenih

The House of Representatives on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to the late Chief Anthony Anenih.

The former Minister of works passed away on the 28th of October when the House was on recess.

At the commencement of plenary today, a letter of the announcement of the passing away of the man called Mr Fix was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

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Speaking on the about the man, Sergius Ogun stated that the man was a philanthropist, “an extreme philanthropist”.

He added that on several occasions the man “fix” his personal and political problems.

Also paying tribute to the man, Joseph Edionwele described the man as “a father, our leader and my mentor”.

Speaking further Edionwele said, “In terms of building capacity in politics, no one can be compared or compete with the late Iyasele of Esan land.

“He was not only a true democrat, but he was also a firm believer in the unity and progress of Nigeria. A political colossus, strategist and a true nationalist.”

He also recounted some of the benefits he obtained from Mr Fix.

“I became Local Government Chairman of Esan West local government, through his effort; a member of the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu; Commissioner in Local Government Services, Zonal Secretary of our great party in the South South and now, member of the National Assembly.

“All this became possible because he gave me his shoulder to lean on,” he said

A one minute silence was observed by the House in honour of Anenih.

This report was compiled by Bakare Majeed, an Abuja-based journalist.

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