From; Madu Ezenoha, Enugu
Former member of old Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon (Sir) Petrus
Agballah has passed on.
A statement signed by the deceased’s son and former Commissioner for
Works and governorship aspirant in Enugu State, Barr. Ugochukwu
Agballah, noted that Pa Agballah passed on at the age of 90 on March
24, 2017 after a protracted illness.
Pa Agballah popularly called “Ogbuibor N’Udi” was a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales and was the first
Chartered Accountant of Igbo extraction to start practice in then
Eastern Region with offices at Enugu, Onitsha, Owerri, Calabar, Port
Harcourt and Aba.
The deceased was also a Second Republic Minority Leader of Old Anambra
State House of Assembly and former Deputy State Chairman, National
Party of Nigeria (NPN) Anambra State.
He was a notable member of the executive of the movement for WAWA
State which lobbied relentlessly for the creation of Enugu and Ebonyi
He was also a founding board member of defunct Orient Bank, Palm Beach
Insurance, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) among
The family statement noted that the remains of Pa Agballah will be
interred on Friday 12th May, 2017 at his country home, Nkolo Abalagu,
Amagu village, Udi.
He was survived by son, Hon (Barr) Ugochukwu Agballah, a fomer guber
candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Accord Party
(AP) at various times, and Barr. Mrs. Ngozi Ani, Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Youth and Sports, Enugu State.