The Special Assistant on Students Matter to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Comrade Sheriff Emeka Eboh Zadok, is dead.
Campus Gist reports that Comrade Zadok died after a brief illness on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
He died at the Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, in Anambra state.
He was appointed Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Students’ Matters in the year 2017.
Zadok was a known student leader and a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
Campus Gist recalls that Zadok, in 2016, vied for the National President position of NANS but lost to the immediate past president, Aruna Kadiri.
Zadok was a participatory member of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Association of South-East Youth Community Leaders (ASEYC) and Nigeria’s Representative at the West African Student’s Union (WASU).
He is survived by his immediate family and lovely wife. Comrade Zadok is from Abia State and was President, Umuobasi Youth Association.
In a statement made available to Campus Gist by the Anambra Stakeholders Forum and NANS Zone ‘B’ stakeholders, they resolved to give the late students’ leader a befitting burial.
They also ordered that a condolence register be opened at his immediate constituency, NANS Zone ‘B’ Transport Welfare Office at UNIZIK bus stand temporary site Awka, Anambra State from the 10th to 21st of July, 2020.
The statement announced the formation of a Central Planning Committee and subcommittees to handle all preparations for his burial. The committee has Comrade Chika Nzelu as Chairman and Comrade Chuks Obele as Secretary.
A tentative burial date of July 22 was announced, while the central planning committee is to liaise with the immediate family of the deceased and also carry the family along in every planning/preparation of his funeral rites.