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Senator Ofia Nwali is dead

Senator Ofia Nwali
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Senator Ofia Nwali, one of the founding fathers of Ebonyi state is dead.

The former lawmaker died in the early hours of Monday during a brief illness, at the age of 74 ,in his country home, Ameka, Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State; SUN NEWS reports.

Nwali, represented Abakaliki Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Lagos in the second republic and was the first person to submit a written request for the creation of Ebonyi state on October 10, 1979 to the then National Assembly, Tafawa Balewa square, Lagos. He was the first black man to obtain a PhD in computer and analytical studies from the prestigious Harvard University, United States of America, USA.

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