Former Senate Spokesperson, Ayogu Eze, Dies


Apr 25, 2024

Abuja, Nigeria – Ayogu Eze, a former spokesperson of the Senate and a one-time representative of Enugu North Senatorial District, has passed away at the age of 65. He died in an Abuja hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2024, after a protracted illness.

Eze, who was born on November 23, 1958, was a seasoned politician and lawyer who served in the Senate from 2007 to 2015. During his time in the upper chamber, he chaired the Senate Committee on Information and Media, making him the official spokesperson of the Senate in 2007. He also chaired the Committee on Works after his reelection in 2011.

The late senator was a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC), where he contested for the Enugu State governorship election. He was also a member of various Senate committees, including Police Affairs, National Planning, Marine Transport, and Federal Character & Inter-Government Affairs.

In May 2023, Eze was appointed as a Federal Commissioner in the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) by the Senate.

His death has been met with tributes from colleagues and political associates, who described him as a dedicated public servant and a champion of good governance.

Eze is survived by his wife, Ngozi, and four children. His funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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