The wife of the executive Governor of Anambra State and founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), a charity-based organization, Dr. (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) has commiserated with Jennifer Asuzu, the wife of Ernest Asuzu and entire Asuzu family, over the demise of the Nollywood actor.
Mrs. Obiano, who expressed the condolences on behalf of her family and her NGO, Caring Family Initiative, (CAFÉ), in a special release by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Emeka Ozumba, in Awka after confirming the incident by wife of the deceased, said that she is deeply grieved by the loss of Mr. Ernest Asuzu.
She described the late Nollywood actor and singer as a bubbly, hardworking young man whose progress was momentarily stalled by failing health.
In her words: “I am saddened by this news. Every death is a painful experience, but the death of someone dear to us like Ernest, leaves us devastated.
I recall the last time I met him in February 2020 at Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, where we evacuated him to for treatment and how he recovered and was in good health after two weeks.
I also followed up on his progress thereafter and was glad that our effort at rehabilitating him was yielding positive result. “
“There is no doubt that the death of Ernest has created a vacuum in the family and in the Nigerian entertainment sector and has also left an abiding sense of loss among his friends and compatriots.
However, as Christians we are consoled that there is an eternity with the Father to which His mercy admits us. Therefore, as we mourn his exit, let us not forget the ideals for which he lived. May his soul rest in peace.” Mrs. Obiano was quoted to have said.
In April 2020, Mrs. Obiano intervened through her NGO, CAFÉ at the peak of Asuzu’s health challenges in Lagos and evacuated him to be treated in Awka Anambra State and on recovery returned back to base with his wife.