The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife has commiserated with the Ikwuemesi family of Nkwele Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State over the death of their father and grandfather, Chief Victor Ikwuemesi who passed on in London from complications of Covid-19.
The Senator expressed shock over the death of the foremost businessman and chairman of the defunct Sosoliso Airline. She described the death of Chief Ikwuemesi as a painful loss.
Uche Ekwunife stated, “It is with sadness that I received the news of the death of Chief Victor Ikwuemesi, a worthy son of Ogidi town. The death of Chief Ikwuemesi, a vibrant player in the Aviation industry who contributed immensely to the growth of the sector came at a time when our nation, Nigeria and the world at large are in dire need of men of goodwill, as the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic mount pressure on the health and economic well being of citizens”.
Ekwunife used the opportunity to call on the people to adhere to the preventive measures that will keep them safe from the Covid-19 scourge which is currently ravaging our world. She prayed that God in his infinite mercies heals the world and grants eternal rest to Chief Victor Ikwuemesi.
She extended her condolences to the family.
Chief Victor Ikwuemesi, the Chairman of the defunct Sosoliso Airline died on Tuesday, 14th April, in London, United Kingdom few days after he was diagnosed with the deadly COVID-19.
A family source said that Ikwuemesi was admitted to a London hospital after a brief illness.He later tested positive for COVID-19.
He was in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on oxygen since he arrived the London hospital.
The source added: ”But, when the oxygen was removed for him to eat he couldn’t breath on his own.”
“So they put him on a ventilator and he died shortly after.”