The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina noted that the labour and sacrifices of the nationalist will always be remembered by posterity.
The President commiserates with family, friends, professional and political associates of Dr Nwankwo, urging them to find solace in the contributions of the writer to national and global development by consistently pursuing and projecting values of peace, unity and love.
President Buhari affirms that the late writer’s bridge building efforts, like supporting the famous Handshake Across the Niger, and carefully picking the themes of his many publications to reflect national unity, while advocating for a collective vision, had served the purpose.
The President believes Dr Nwankwo’s investments in humanity will endure, especially standing for democracy and development at great risks, and working hard to ensure that the pivotal institutions are strengthened and sustained and prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of the departed statesman, and comfort his family.
Dr. Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, writer, publisher and political activist died on Saturday at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu at 78 years old.