Bianca with late Husband, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu
Anambra State Government yesterday marked the 84th Posthumous Birthday of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu
The icon, general and freedom fighter was born on the 4th of November, 1933 in the northern Nigerian town of Zungeru to Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu, an Nnewi businessman and one-time richest man in West Africa.
He joined the Nigerian army in 1957, rising to become its first indigenous Quartermaster. Following the January 1966 coup that toppled Nigeria’s maiden independent civilian government, Colonel Ojukwu became the military governor of the old Eastern Region.