Enugu – Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has called for the sustenance of the legacies of the late renowned author, Prof. Chinua Achebe, who died at 82.
This is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Chukwudi Achife, in Enugu on Saturday.
Chime described Achebe as a renowned and celebrated literary icon whose works and efforts toward the advancement of the human race would continue to be acknowledged and respected.
The governor called on stakeholders, writers to advance his legacies, adding: “Achebe’s death is a huge loss to mankind, Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
“Nigeria in particular will miss a great patriot, worthy ambassador and a role model for many generations,’’ he said.
Chime extended his condolence to the President Goodluck Jonathan, the government and people of Anambra as well as the family of the deceased.