Buhari Pays Tribute To Late Chukwuemeka Ike
President Buhari on Saturday sympathised with the government and people of Anambra State over the death of Professor Chukwuemeka Ike.
Professor Ike, a renowned author, scholar and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu Kingdom, died on Friday at the age of 88 after a brief illness.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President condoled with the family, friends, and associates of the traditional ruler.
He described the legendary author as one whose loyalty to the nation would continue to resonate in the way he mobilised his community for civic duties and sensitised youths on the value of good education.
President Buhari believes that the administrator, cerebral scholar and prolific writer would always be remembered for his exceptional creativity in communicating wisdom in simple ways through books.
Below is some of books written by Prof Chukwuemeka Ike, novelist extraordinaire (author of such scintillating reads as “Sunset at Dawn,” “The Potter’s Wheel,” “Toads for Supper”, “The Chicken Chasers,” and “The Naked Gods”),
Prof Ike was born on April 28, 1931, had a rich life as an academic, bureaucrat, father to an only son, Osita Ike (who preceded him in death), husband (to Adebimpe Olurinsola Ike, nee Abimbolu, who survives him), and traditional leader of his community, Ndikelionwu.
His death is a big loss to the community of writers, but his formidable body of work will keep him in the hearts and memory of readers everywhere for a long time.