The funeral rites for Chief Edwin Ekemezie Erojikwe, the late father of the Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) 2022, Mr. Tobenna Erojikwe, will commence today with a Vigil Mass at his Uruagu Nnewi home. Time is 5 pm.

The rites will climax tomorrow, Thursday, September 22, 2022 with a Funeral Mass at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Egbo, Uruagu, Nnewi. Interment follows at his compound.

Chief Erojikwe died 5 days after he turned 86. He is reputed as an academic technologist and research scientist “who had a remarkable career working in many notable establishments including the Veterinary Research Institute in Vom, Plateau State; Public Health Laboratory Luton, England; Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Berlin, West Germany, and the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

“Chief Edwin Erojikwe was a prolific researcher whose scholarly works in Veterinary Medicine are extensively published in notable international journals. For four years, he served as Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), UNN Branch. Following his retirement from the University of Nigeria after an illustrious career that saw him serve in most of the University boards including the UNN Community Bank, he continued in private consultancy until March this year.

“Edwin Ekemezie Erojikwe was an extraordinary man who impacted many lives through his philanthropy and his investment in people principles.”

He is survived by his wife, Chief (Mrs.) Ebele Erojikwe, former Principal, University (of Nigeria) Secondary School, Nsukka and several children who have distinguished themselves in different fields of endeavour.

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