The death of Nze Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu was like a dream to his people of Nanka in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. A man full of energy with a distinguished character, known for saying the truth, defending the truth no mater whose ox is gored, Ichie Ezenwa was known for his accommodating spirit and care. He loved to help those in need.
His death is like sunset at noon as up till this moment his demise is still unbelievable. Though death is a price every mortal must pay, the Ezechukwu family did not expect Nze Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu to pay his own price at the age of 63. What a tragedy!
Nze Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu was born in 1958 into the family of Nze Ezechukwu Okafor and Madam Felicia Uzoma Ezechukwu, all late now, at Enugwu Village, Nanka in Orumba North L.G.A. Due to his distinct character from the onset, he became the favorite of his father, Nze Ezechukwu Okafor, which earned him the title of Ichie Ezenwa meaning the king of their children.
Ichie Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu was caught by measles at the early stage of his life as toddler, which affected his brain development and ability to speak. This affected his desire to acquire formal education, but he later received informal training because of the passion his father had for education.
Nze Clifford Ezechukwu (Ichie Ezenwa) was loved by all who came across him, because of his modest and contented life style. During his sojourn on earth, he was never swayed by the colorful things of the universe because he believed so much in what he could afford through hard work.
Ichie Ezenwa was a benevolent man who was always happy sharing the little he had with people, especially the less privileged. He loved helping people grow in their businesses and always strived to reach out to his friends.
His Christian Life was full of testimonies as he was never found wanting in his involvement in various church activities, especially at his home church, Saint Matthews Anglican Church Enugwu, Nanka. As a devout Christian, the late Nze Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu believed so much in the Biblical passage which says, “Do unto others what you will like them to do unto you”.
His Social Life was equally vibrant. Ichie was a staunch member of his age grade, Ifunanya Age Grade of Enugwu village Nanka, and an ‘Nze na Ozo’ title holder at Nanka. As a member of the, groups, Ichie Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu (Ichie Ezenwa) distinguished himself as a man of high integrity and valor, who was always sorted and looked for in circumstances where truth was needed. His outspokenness and truthfulness made him very popular within Nanka and environs.
Until his demise, he always cherished his younger brother, High Chief Sir Osita Kosisochukwu Ezechukwu, Orikaeze Nanka, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of God’s Decision Oil And Gas Limited.
The late Ichie Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu is survived by two children. There will be service of songs in his compound tomorrow, Wednesday, February 2, 2022 by 6pm. Funeral service will take place by 10am on Thursday, 3rd February at Saint Mathews’ Anglican Church Enugwu Nanka, thereafter interment in his compound to be followed by condolence visits by friends and sympathizers.
There will be outing service at Saint Matthews’ Anglican Church Enugwu Nanka on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
Adieu Nze Clifford Obumneme Ezechukwu, Rest in peace Ichie Ezenwa, Good Night till we meet on the resurrection morning.