OrderPaperToday- The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, paid glowing tributes to the late Chief Anthony Anenih.
The former Minister of Works passed away on the 28th of October while the House was on recess.
At the commencement of plenary today a letter announcing the death of the man fondly called “Mr. Fix” was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
Speaking the about Anthony Anenih, Sergious Ogun stated that the man was “an extreme philanthropist,” adding that he (Anenih) never hesitated to fix his personal and political problems.
Also paying tribute to Anenih, Joseph Edionwele described him as “a father, our leader and my mentor.”
“In terms of building capacity in politics, no one can be compared or [can] compete with the late Iyasele of Esan land.
“He was not only a true democrat, he was a firm believer in the unity and progress of Nigeria. A political colossus, strategist and a true Nationalist.”
He then went on to recount some of his most memorable times with Anenih.
“I became Local government Chairman of Esan West local government, through his effort, member National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu, Commissioner in Local Government Services, Zonal Secretary of our great party in the south south and now, member of the National Assembly. All this became possible because he gave me his shoulder to lean on” he said
One minute of silence was observed by the House in honour of Anenih.