IMO Bids farewell to “The King” : Chief Engr Ihueze Nnadede Anyanwu


The burial ceremony of the late Icon Chief Engr  Ihueze Anyanwu, Friday 1st June 2018 was turned into a political carnival as all facets of life endeavour were represented in different quantum

Politicians from  Imo dominated the scene, and had all the bigwigs present. The burial service which held at St Marks Anglican Church Umuokeh Obowo paraded a large number of priests, unprecedented crowd of sympathizers who thronged to bid Late Chief Engr Ihueze Anyanwu a final goodbye.

Ihueze Nnadede Anyanwu Jnr 

Born on 10th September 1949 to the family of  Late E. D. S. Anyanwu. He had his primary education at St. Cyprain School Port Harcourt. His secondary education was at Okirika Grammer School. This was interrupted by the Biafran war. He later completed his A level after the war at Government Secondary School Owerri.

He immediately proceeded abroad to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.  In all these renowned institutions he showed excellence coming out in flying colours.

As a result he was recruited by the IMO State Government in the U.S.A and had an all expense paid passage home and started work in the Ministry of Works.

He now had to serve his N.Y.S.C in Kano during his primary assignment at the State Urban Development Board in 1977 to 1978.

After N. Y. S. C he joined Nigerian Engineering Construction Company as logistics and Training Engineer from 1973 to 1979. In 1979, he joined Mobil Producing Nigeria unlimited. Through dint of hardwork and commitment he rose to supervisory and project management positions in high profile projects like MPN OSO Project Construction that took him to many cities like Houston,  Paris, Morgan City and Portugal to mention but a few.

He was a very sociable person and those who knew him well will attest that in his presence there is no dull moment. He was a member of  Ikoyi Club and loved playing Gold. He loved his village and always cherished any opportunity to be in the village relaxing in the favourite location the \”Ukwu Udara\”

King was a loving father, uncle and friend. He shared pleasant times with his children, nephews and nieces and had a pet name for each one. He spoke Obowo language without blemish.

His philanthropy cut across boundaries as many people far and wide benefited from his scholarship awards and job placements. He loved the church and for a long time paid 100% the assignment of St Marks Anglican Church.

He always celebrated his sons birthday on 25th of December with bounteous entertainment after harvest and Bazaar for the church.

He got married to Ngozi in 1983 and they were blessed with a son and two daughters.

Late Chief Engr Ihueze Anyanwu was a Knight and also holds the traditional title of  Anwu Na Achara Oha 1 of Okenalogho

King\’s departure has left members of ANYANWU broken hearted.

Some of the dignitaries that graced the burial include:  IMO gubernatorial aspirants, Senator Nneji Athan Achonu, Senator Samdaddy Anyanwu, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Hon Dcn Chike Okafor representing Okigwe South in the Federal House of Representatives, Chief Emmanuel Okewulonu (Ikeoha Obowo). former Deputy Governors  Dr Acholonu,   Chief Engr Ebere Udeagu,  Hon Barr Kennedy Ibeh,  Hon Marcel Odunze, Prof BEB Nwoke,  Prof UD Anyanwu, Chief Okewulonu, HRH Eze Uwadoka,  HRH Eze John Okafor

IHUEZE NNADEDE ANYANWU (JNR)  SON  showed Appreciation on behalf of the family:

\”the family of late Nze E.D.S Anyanwu of Umuokeh Okenalogho in Obowo LGA,  Imo State sincerely thank all who found time to be here to pay last respect to our brother, father, and uncle Chief Engr Ihueze Nnadede Anyanwu

May you all be blessed abundantly and enjoy divine protection as you journey back to your various places of abode. \”

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Ikechukwu Anyanwu
PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.


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