From Chris Oji, Enugu
A former Secretary to Enugu State Authorities and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is lifeless.
Till his demise he was the normal ruler of Okpanku group in Aninri Native Authorities Space of Enugu state.
The revered conventional ruler who was one of many main figures within the state died on Sunday morning.
He died on the College of Nigeria Instructing Hospital, Enugu after a short sickness.
Sources near the household mentioned that Ukpabi spoke along with his relations at about 6:15 am on Sunday earlier than he left for the hospital the place he died. He was additionally mentioned to have attended the burial of his nephew on Saturday.
Ukpabi, a professor of Navy Historical past had held many distinguished positions in Nigeria. He was the primary Provost of Anambra State College of Science and Know-how.
He was additionally the Provost, Federal Faculty of Schooling, Eha-Amufu. He equally served as Rector, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.