The Enugu State commissioner for transport, Mr. Mathias Ekweremadu is dead.
It was learnt that he slumped at the Enugu State House of Assembly, from where he was rushed to the Niger Foundation Hospital.
However, the commissioner, a younger brother to former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu didn’t make it.
Before his current appointment as a Commissioner in 2019, Ekweremadu, represented Aninri state Constituency at the State House of Assembly.
He was also chairman of Aninri Local Government at some point.
A source hinted that he was holding meeting with the House of Assembly Committee on Transport, led by its chairman, Hillary Ugwu (Enugu East Rural).
Midway into the meeting, Ekweremadu complained that he was not usually comfortable sitting close to the AC.
“Gentlemen, you know one is not getting any younger. We the elderly ones don’t usually feel good sitting close to the AC,” the source quoted him as saying.
“At that moment, the chairman of the Committee ordered that he should be given another seat away from AC.
“Immediately he changed his seat, he thanked the committee especially the person that brought the seat,” the source noted.
“Thank you, thank you,” Ekweremadu muttered in what became his last words before he slumped.
He was eventually rushed to the Niger Foundation hospital where doctors confirmed him dead on arrival.
May His Soul Rest in Peace!