AWKAâ€”THE Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a resolution, calling on the state government to liaise with the Federal Government for a possible naming of a federal tertiary institution in the country after the late Chief Jerome Udoji, one of Nigeriaâ€™s foremost public servants, who passed on recently, in recognition of his contributions towards the development of the country.
At its sitting in Awka, the House also called on the state government to grant the late sage a state burial in view of the marvelous work he did for the defunct Eastern region, when he served as the Chief Secretary.
The motion, sponsored by Mr. Ikenna Amechi representing Nnewi South constituency and 27 others, noted that Udoji was the first indigenous District Officer in Nigeria, adding that as a foremost civil servant and administrator, he was also secretary to three successive governments.
It also observed that the late Udoji came into the limelight when he headed the civil service reform, which resulted to the famous Udoji Award that helped uplift the welfare of civil servants in the country.
In addition, the House recalled that Udoji was instrumental to the creation of the new Anambra State and worked tirelessly to uplift the state during his lifetime, adding that no amount of honour done to him would be too much.