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Posted by Alphaeus Onyeke on April 14, 2021
TRIBUTE TO DR. JOSEPH NNABUCHI NWODO.
Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo, a dad I met. He adopted me as a son. He said, you are too intelligent to be allowed to waste.  His second name ought to be "Onodu Ugo adighi Egbe nma na anya". Wherever Joe, as he is popularly known was, his adversaries sink and shiver. 

Joe, the love of his mother. His father thought he was too soft until the Lion devoured his political opponents.  His hug to his mother to say goodbye, as he was leaving for London School of Economics to study Law, was infectious. His mother kept the picture and reminded everyone that Joe will be back to lead the league of leaders. 

Daddy Joe, the atakata agbuo! "Ike gwu ize, ekpiri buri lue." The gatekeeper of third Republic democratic actions in Nigeria. Julius Nyerere said and Joe referenced it to apply to Nsukka, Nigeria and Africa; "Our unity may not lead to our socio-economic and political advancements such as Europe and North America. However, it will protect us from undue exploitation." Let us unite, as Daddy Joe prescribed!

Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo died. He died where he preferred to die, -, London! He died where he obtained his Law degrees- London! He died where he wrote the best of his papers in corporate law and governance- London! He died where he drove his first personally purchased car - London! He died where he got the first lefthand driver's license- London! He died! He died!! He died!!!

He died where he nursed the liberation idea of Nsukka, Enugu State, Igboland and Nigeria at large - London! Joe died! Joe died!! Joe died!!! 

He died where he composed an essay on African Unity and liberty- London! He died where socio-economic and industrial safety of Africa was his watchword- London! He died where he sought for the financial liberty of the black race through agricultural revolution, industrialization and productivity- London! He died where he made poverty and wealth reconcile to put smiles on the faces of the poor black people - London! He died where he starved to save for us, the poor, in order to help educate us - London! 

He died where he spoke and the wind blew the sands of wealth of youths and women to embrace socio-economic and political equilibrium. Dr Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo died. Joe died on the 10th of March, 2021 in London where he preferred to die. Where he died should be a bit of consolation.

However, Joe's death wounded us. It wounded me. It wounded him. It wounded her. It wounded them. All that knew Joes plans for Nigeria. It wounded all that listened to Dr Joe Nnabuchi Nwodo in Port Harcourt National Republican convention. It wounded and left a hole in each of his socio-economic and political disciples. It wounded his plans for Nigeria and Africa, at large. It wounded the global youths and women. It wounded the poor all over the world. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo's death left us with a balloon of academics and intellectualism that may be waiting to be punctured if we refuse to unite for socio-economic and political wisdom. 

Universities sought to have Dr. Joe Nnabuchi Nwodo in their classrooms as a lecturer. He had more urgent assignments. Institutions came for him and his intellectual properties. He had more focused urgent assignments.  Political parties sought for Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo in 1988 or thereabouts, for an equivalency of Moses' let my people go. Dr Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo succumbed to pressures from friends and associates. Providence refused, for Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo was too pure and spiritual than that institution - political exigencies. Enugu State, Igboland, Nigeria and Africa harvested from Dr Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo's oilwell of intellectualism but could not have Joe at the most anticipated podium of leaderships.

Our solace again! Books shall be written. Institutions established, named and renamed in honor of Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo. Lectures shall be organized and Foundations laid and established to immortalize Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo, Agu na eche ibe! Joe's social, economic, religious, industrial and ecumenical politics are inexhaustible.  All of those that shall be catalogued as Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo's wife, children, siblings, friends and associates are lucky and should find moments to thank God that we were worthy to be part of Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo in whichever way. We are Joe's universities too. Just like universities, we should unite our diversities for Joe's ideological digitalization in Nsukka, Enugu, Igboland, Nigeria and Africa in order to liquidate global poverty. 

The above was Joe's ambition. We lost an oilwell of intellectualism and ideas but what we lost is what Joe challenged us through those losses to continue to pursue until those intellectualism and ideas are realized. Agada ala a a a! Aga deeje!! İ nwagò!!! Daddy Joe Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!

Written by Onyeke Alphaeus Onyeke.  A former honourable member, Old Enugu State House of Assembly and a Professor of Entrepreneurship. Zonal Coordinator, South East, Committee on Rehabilitation of People Living with Disabilities. Office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters.

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Posted by Alphaeus Onyeke on April 14, 2021
TRIBUTE TO DR. JOSEPH NNABUCHI NWODO.
Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo, a dad I met. He adopted me as a son. He said, you are too intelligent to be allowed to waste.  His second name ought to be "Onodu Ugo adighi Egbe nma na anya". Wherever Joe, as he is popularly known was, his adversaries sink and shiver. 

Joe, the love of his mother. His father thought he was too soft until the Lion devoured his political opponents.  His hug to his mother to say goodbye, as he was leaving for London School of Economics to study Law, was infectious. His mother kept the picture and reminded everyone that Joe will be back to lead the league of leaders. 

Daddy Joe, the atakata agbuo! "Ike gwu ize, ekpiri buri lue." The gatekeeper of third Republic democratic actions in Nigeria. Julius Nyerere said and Joe referenced it to apply to Nsukka, Nigeria and Africa; "Our unity may not lead to our socio-economic and political advancements such as Europe and North America. However, it will protect us from undue exploitation." Let us unite, as Daddy Joe prescribed!

Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo died. He died where he preferred to die, -, London! He died where he obtained his Law degrees- London! He died where he wrote the best of his papers in corporate law and governance- London! He died where he drove his first personally purchased car - London! He died where he got the first lefthand driver's license- London! He died! He died!! He died!!!

He died where he nursed the liberation idea of Nsukka, Enugu State, Igboland and Nigeria at large - London! Joe died! Joe died!! Joe died!!! 

He died where he composed an essay on African Unity and liberty- London! He died where socio-economic and industrial safety of Africa was his watchword- London! He died where he sought for the financial liberty of the black race through agricultural revolution, industrialization and productivity- London! He died where he made poverty and wealth reconcile to put smiles on the faces of the poor black people - London! He died where he starved to save for us, the poor, in order to help educate us - London! 

He died where he spoke and the wind blew the sands of wealth of youths and women to embrace socio-economic and political equilibrium. Dr Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo died. Joe died on the 10th of March, 2021 in London where he preferred to die. Where he died should be a bit of consolation.

However, Joe's death wounded us. It wounded me. It wounded him. It wounded her. It wounded them. All that knew Joes plans for Nigeria. It wounded all that listened to Dr Joe Nnabuchi Nwodo in Port Harcourt National Republican convention. It wounded and left a hole in each of his socio-economic and political disciples. It wounded his plans for Nigeria and Africa, at large. It wounded the global youths and women. It wounded the poor all over the world. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo's death left us with a balloon of academics and intellectualism that may be waiting to be punctured if we refuse to unite for socio-economic and political wisdom. 

Universities sought to have Dr. Joe Nnabuchi Nwodo in their classrooms as a lecturer. He had more urgent assignments. Institutions came for him and his intellectual properties. He had more focused urgent assignments.  Political parties sought for Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo in 1988 or thereabouts, for an equivalency of Moses' let my people go. Dr Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo succumbed to pressures from friends and associates. Providence refused, for Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo was too pure and spiritual than that institution - political exigencies. Enugu State, Igboland, Nigeria and Africa harvested from Dr Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo's oilwell of intellectualism but could not have Joe at the most anticipated podium of leaderships.

Our solace again! Books shall be written. Institutions established, named and renamed in honor of Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo. Lectures shall be organized and Foundations laid and established to immortalize Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo, Agu na eche ibe! Joe's social, economic, religious, industrial and ecumenical politics are inexhaustible.  All of those that shall be catalogued as Dr. Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo's wife, children, siblings, friends and associates are lucky and should find moments to thank God that we were worthy to be part of Joseph Nnabuchi Nwodo in whichever way. We are Joe's universities too. Just like universities, we should unite our diversities for Joe's ideological digitalization in Nsukka, Enugu, Igboland, Nigeria and Africa in order to liquidate global poverty. 

The above was Joe's ambition. We lost an oilwell of intellectualism and ideas but what we lost is what Joe challenged us through those losses to continue to pursue until those intellectualism and ideas are realized. Agada ala a a a! Aga deeje!! İ nwagò!!! Daddy Joe Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!

Written by Onyeke Alphaeus Onyeke.  A former honourable member, Old Enugu State House of Assembly and a Professor of Entrepreneurship. Zonal Coordinator, South East, Committee on Rehabilitation of People Living with Disabilities. Office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters.
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