Chief Chijioke Nwakodo, the Abia State Chief of staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is dead.
The 56 year old Nwakodo was confirmed dead in a London hospital on Thursday evening, his younger brother, Mr. Obidike Nwakodo, told newsmen on Friday in Umuahia.
His younger brother, Obidike, was seen receiving calls from sympathizers as newsmen visited his residence who trickled into the house of the deceased to confirm his death and to sympathize with them.
Nwakodo further said that the news of his death was communicated to the family on Thursday evening.
He said that arrangements were on to formally convey the message of his death to the governor.
It was learnt that Nwakodo, a father of two, was appointed Chief of Staff to the governor on June 3, 2015.
Nwakodo, a politician and businessman, was born on March 29, 1961.
He was a one-time chairman of Umuahia North Local Government (1999 to 2002), where he was nicknamed “Zero allocation”.
The already dead man also served as the chief economic adviser to former Gov. Theodore Orji.