Orji Uzor Kalu’s first wife dies at 61

Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, has announced the passing of his first wife, Mrs. Ifeoma Kalu.

Orji Uzor Kalu

The sad news was confirmed on Monday, April 3, by the senator who represents the Abia North senatorial district in a statement on his Facebook page.

“With a heavy heart and pain, we announce the passing on to eternal glory of Mrs Ifeoma Ada Kalu, aged 61 years. She was a woman of virtue who was committed to the service of God and humanity. A memorial service in her honour is scheduled to be held in the United States of America (USA). Please remember her and loved ones in prayers at this difficult period. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”he wrote

The former governor married Ifeoma Ada Menakaya in December 1989 in his hometown of Igbere, Abia State and they have four children namely Neya Uzor Kalu, Michael Uzor Kalu, Olivia Uzor Kalu and Nicole Uzor Kalu.

Kalu currently serves as the Chief Whip of the Senate. He was Abia State governor from 1999 to 2007.


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