Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has promised to sponsor the funeral ceremony of the late literary icon, Captain Elechi Amadi.

Amaechi made the promise when he paid a condolence visit to the family of Amadi in Mbodo, Aluu community in Obio /Akpor Local Government Area of the Rivers State.

Amaechi said his decision to sponsor the burial of the late literary giant was to reciprocate his sterling contribution to the  development of Ikwerre ethnic nationality in particular and Rivers State in general. Amaechi, like Amadi, is from the Ikwerre ethnic group in Rivers State. To achieve this, the minister said he would set up a burial organizing committee with his wife to liaise with the Amadi family in order to give the late literary icon a befitting burial.

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