Mr Lawrence Ukwu, a retired Assistant-Editor-in-Chief and pioneer New York Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who died last month, is to be buried on Aug. 30, a statement issued by the family said.
According to the statement signed by Ms Rosemary Ukwu, the Board Secretary, Robert Ukwu Foundation (RUF) and made available to NAN on Monday in Abuja, the late Ukwu, who was the President of the foundation, an NGO, died at the Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja, on July 21. [eap_ad_4] The veteran journalist started his career with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Lagos, before he transferred his service to NAN, the statement said.
On his return from New York and subsequent retirement from NAN, he became the editor of the foremost African Finance Magazine“Banking and Finance for Africa’’.
He authored many books and publications including “Realities of ADB Operations and Future Challenges’’, the `Aro Ambassador Magazine’ and `The Easterner’, among others, it said.
According to the statement, Ukwu, will be laid to rest at his home town, Asaga Village, in Arochukwu, Abia State. (NAN)