Former Senate President Chief Ken Nnamani Loses Wife

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Lady (Mrs) Jane Udewo Amaechi Nnamani, the wife of Nigeria’s former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, is dead.

Mrs Nnamani who was in her early 60s, according to a family source, passed on in Enugu on Friday, May 5, 2023, after a minor surgery. Though she was said not to be actually sick. She was known to be a brilliant, dutiful, very cheerful, friendly, quiet and unassuming woman.

The former lawmaker’s wife, a mother of four children which includes a 33 year-old medical doctor (Dr Nnabuife Nnamani), was a successful business woman who was into real estate and products distributorship among many of her family’s business enterprises which she manages.

She was also a member of the Governing Council of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu, founded in 1979 where incidentally she was a final year doctorate degree student in Business Management.

Late Mrs Nnamani was a renowned philanthropist, who, like her husband, Senator Ken Nnamani, has contributed immensely to the development of her Amaechi Awknawnaw community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu state through her scholarship program to indigent students, widowhood empowerment initiatives and community infrastructural development.

She recently singlehandedly rehabilitated and furnished the Methodist Church Cathedral in her community at Amaechi Awknawnaw, Enugu state, which had been in bad shape for many years.

Lady (Mrs) Jane Udewo Nnamani was also known to have built and donated hostel accommodation and residential lodges to students of tertiary institutions in Enugu metropolis, such as the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Enugu Campus and the Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT).

Her death, this weekend, has thrown the entire Amaechi Awknawnaw community and Enugu statement in general into deep mourning. Arrangements for her burial, according to the family source, would begin as soon as her husband, Senator Ken Nnamani, returns from Washington, the United States of America.

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