Former Information Minister and Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, on Sunday, passed on after a long combat with lung cancer.
His son, Chidi Chukwumerije, made the annoucement in a statement released on behalf of the family.
The statement entitled: “The Passing of An Inspirational Icon,” reads: “On the evening of Sunday, April 19, 2015, surrounded by his family, Comrade Uche Chukwumerije passed into the open arms of history, and of our Lord Jesus Christ, after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer.
“His life is many volumes, which can only be told with care and time, of dedication and focus, integrity and discipline, and an unbroken love for the highest ideals of our shared humanity.
“Details of burial arrangements will be announced in due course.
“We ask only for your prayers and good wishes.’’