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FW: Tony Anenih, former Nigerian Minister of Works, is dead

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

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Chief Tony Anenih, a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Former Minister of Works, died on Sunday evening at the age of 85.

He was reported to have died in a hospital in Abuja where he was receiving treatment for an unmentioned illness for over a year. The last time the Chief was seen in a public gathering was during the burial of his son and wife last year. Some reports say that he did not fully recover from the shock of their death.

The Edo state born Mr Anenih was one of the founding fathers of the PDP and one of the most influential politicians of his era. He was popularly known as “Mr Fix it” by political associates for his ability to manipulate electoral processes.


What do we know about him?

Mr Anehih, who was born in 1933 joined the Nigerian Police Force in Benin City in the year 1951. After getting his secondary school qualifications, he attended the police college in Ikeja, and was selected for more training in the Bramshill Police college, England in 1966.

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