Abia State Government has expressed sadness over the death of former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor Joe Irukwu.
Professor Irukwu died at the age of 89. His demise was confirmed by his son, Pastor Agu Irukwu.
Gov. Alex Otti in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko, described the death of the late Irukwu as a huge loss to the state.
Professor Irukwu hailed from Item Okpi, in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.