Former minister of works and Housing Anthony Akhakon Anenih has died at 84 years. He was born on August 4, 1933.
He was born in Uzenema-Arue in Uromi and In 1951 he joined the Nigeria police force in Benin City.
He was appointed Minister of Works and Housing in 1999.
He attended the police college in Ikeja, and was selected for further training in the Bramshill Police College, Basingstoke, England in 1966 and the International Police Academy, Washington DC in 1970.
Anenih has also worked as an instructor in various police colleges, and in 1975 was assigned to the Administrative Staff College ASCON Lagos.
Nigerians eulogise him:
“The passing away of Chief Tony Anenih, one of the founding fathers and elder statesmen of PDP is a sad news to me and everyone who had a close & personal relationship with him. I pray for strength and comfort for his family. May God grant his soul a peaceful repose.”- Atiku Abubakar
“Chief Tony Anenih, was a consummate elder statesman who played several defining roles throughout Nigeria’s democracy. He will be remembered for his great patriotism and his insight into national issues. He will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace, Chief.” -Bukola Saraki
“He was a humble leader, fine public administrator, political kingmaker, a colossus, master strategist, and a political oracle, who was very vast in political engineering.” -Ike Ekweremadu
“I received with shock the news of Chief Tony Anenih’s demise. He was an astute politician and a revered elder statesman whose contribution to our country remains indelible.” – Gbenga Daniel