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Senator Ofia Nwali is dead

Senator Ofia Nwali

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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