Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has described the demise of elder statesman and philanthropist, Senator Arthur Nzeribe as a huge loss to the country. Kalu, who acknowledged the patriotic contributions of the late Nzeribe to nation building through various platforms, stressed that the late politician was bold, courageous and selfless in fighting for the cause of the people. The former Governor pointed out that the deceased was an accomplished business enigma, consummate politician and philanthropist of repute, who carved a niche for himself in various endaevours. In a condolence message, Kalu joined family, friends and associates in mourning the passing of the elder statesman. He said, “I commiserate with the government and people of Imo state over the demise of Second Republic politician, Senator Arthur Nzeribe.
“I equally convey my sincere condolences to the Nzeribe family over the painful loss. “The deceased was a man of many parts, who stood out among his contemporaries be it in business, politics and philanthropy. “His contributions to the social, economic and political development are enormous, remarkable and commendable. “The late Senator uplifted many people in the society through his business empire, political dynasty and Arthur Nzeribe foundation.