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OKWOR’s family announces burial arrangements of pioneer NAICOM CEO
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 26 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,

The OKWOR’s Family of Amagu Uboji Ngwo, in Udi LGA of Enugu has announced burial arrangements of their dearly beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle, Late Chief Eugene Amechi Okwor, a.k.a "Ochendo Enugu".

The pioneer Commissioner for Insurance died on Sunday 14th of January 2024. He lived from August 27, 1940 to January 14, 2024.


In a statement signed by Azubuike B. Okwor for the family which was made available to CEOAFRICA, the burial arrangements is as follows:

On the April 11, 2024, there will be a Christian Wake at Chief Eugene Okwor's Compound, Amagu Uboji Ngwo, Udi LGA, Enugu State, by 6:00pm.

The funeral mass will take place on April 12, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Uboji Ngwo Nno, Udi LGA, Enugu State by 11:00am. Interment follows immediately after Mass. While the reception will hold at 1pm at the school premises.


The thanksgiving mass which is scheduled for April 14, 2024 at 11:00am will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Uboji Ngwo Nno, Udi LGA, Enugu State

May Papa’s soul rest in perfect peace, Amen!

Chief Okwor who lived a very fulfilled life was a lawyer and Commissioner for Insurance/Chief Executive Officer National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) between 1993-1997.

He was an insurance practitioner, worked as Claims Superintendent, Co-operative Insurance Society, London, 1971- 1972; Claims Manager, NEM Insurance PIc, 1973-74; Registrar of Insurance, Federal Ministry of Trade, 1974-76; Director of Insurance, Federal Ministry of Finance, 1977-1992; African Reinsurance Corporation, 1992-95; Served in Nigerian Reinsurance, Director Refuge Insurance, Lombard Insurance Company, Summit Insurance Co. Limited, Firstlink Insurance Brokers Limited; Secure Loss Adjusters Limited; Board, AIICO Insurance PIc, since July 2007; member, Technical Committee on the Review of Public Service Pension Scheme; Executive Board, Association of Insurers in Developing Countries, Manilla, Philippines; Governing Council, West African Insurance Institute, Banjul, The Gambia; President Association of African Insurance Supervisory Authorities, Cairo, Egypt; member, Chartered Insurance Institute of London; Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and West African Insurance Institute.

He will be greatly missed by the insurance industry for his robust contributions.


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