ABUJA –  A former Minister of Works and Housing and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Tony Anenih, is dead.

Aged 85, Anenih, also a former chairman of PDP Board of Trustees, died after a brief illness according to a statement signed by his Son, Anthony Anenih.

The statement reads:

“With a heavy heart and total submission to the will of the Almighty God, the family of Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih, CFR, the Iyasele of Esanland, announces his passing on to glory today, Sunday, October 28, 2018 after a brief illness.

“Aged 85, Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih, is survived by many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“A beloved patriarch, he enjoyed God’s uncommon grace while alive. 

“He served God and humanity with commitment.  He also served his fatherland to the best of his ability.

“We will all sorely miss him. But his legacies live on.

“Burial arrangements by the family will be announced subsequently.”