Governor Wike renames Port Harcourt Polytechnic as Elechi Amadi Polytechnic

Governor Wike renames Port Harcourt Polytechnic as Elechi Amadi Polytechnic
Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has renamed the Port Harcourt Polytechnic as Elechi Amadi Polytechnic in honour of the late International Author.
In a funeral oration at the burial of Captain Elechi Amadi on Saturday  at Aluu, Governor Wike  said  that Captain Elechi Amadi’s outstanding  achievements in service of humanity makes it necessary  for the literary Icon to be immortalised .
He said : “We have decided  to  rename the Port Harcourt Polytechnic as Elechi Amadi Polytechnic .
“So that it will remain  in  our memory  that a man who contributed  to  the  development  of our nation, once lived.”
The governor  added: “Captain Elechi Amadi was not an ordinary person. The fact that you are Elechi Amadi’s  child means that you  will be respected for what he stood for.
As children of Elechi Amadi , you have  to keep  up with his good works.”
The governor  urged that legends and achievers be celebrated Mwhile they are still alive to encourage  the  younger generation  to embrace worthy ideals.
He said: “Praising  achievers when they are still alive will encourage  others to contribute  to the development  of the society . “
He informed that the State Government will complete the Faculty of Humanities in honour of Captain Elechi Amadi  at the University of Port Harcourt  started and abandoned  by the immediate past administration .
The governor  said  Captain Elechi Amadi  never focused on  material  wealth , but focused all his attention  on human  development .
He called  on members  of  the  family to always live in peace, so that they can make the late author proud wherever  he would be.
The burial attracted  leading  authors and academics  in Nigeria .  The leadership of the Association of Nigerian Authors was represented by its President , Denja Abdullahi , Former Presidents , Dr Wale Okediran and Odia Ofeimun . Renowned Poet, John Pepper Clark also attended the burial .