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Anyanwu, ex National Manpower Board secretary dies

Edwin Umunnakwe Anyanwu, former Executive Secretary of the defunct National Manpower Board is dead.

A release from his family said he was a consummate Civil Servant who retired from the National Manpower Board as the Chief Executive. He died after a brief illness at the age of 68.

A requiem mass, scheduled for Thursday, 18th July 2013 would be organized in his honour at the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Mopol junction Nyanya – Abuja. His remains will be interred on Friday 26th July, 2013 at his home town Umuezeala-Ogwara, Ehime Mbano, Imo State.

The Late Eddie Anyanwu is survived by his wife, Mrs. Chinyere B. Anyanwu, 6 children and a host of other relatives.



He was born on 3rd March, 1945 to the family of Mr. Benjamin  and Mrs. Elizabeth Emekwuru  Anyanwu of Umuduruoha kindred in Umuaro village of the ancient town of  Umuezeala Ogwara in Ehime-Mbano LGA, Imo State.

In his early education, he attended St. Michael’s Primary School, Umunakanu II from 1951-1959 and later transferred to Stella Maris College Port Harcourt from 1964-1965 where he completed his secondary school education in flying colours.

He taught at Santa Maria Secondary School while preparing for higher education from 1965-1967 before the start of the Biafra-Nigeria civil war. The end of the civil war marked the beginning of his chase for higher education which took him to University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 1971-1973 where he obtained B.SC(Honours) in Economics.

After his National Youths Service, he attended many other higher institutions both at home and abroad and obtained more higher degrees from University of Lagos(1977-1978), North Eastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA(1981-1982), Royal Institute of Public Administration, London(1985-1988), University of Manchester(1988).

He specialized in Demography, Human Resources Development Planning, Economic Development Planning, Management and Administration.


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