Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, the Co-ordinator-General of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation, is dead.
A statement by the Anyiam-Osigwe family said the widely-known businessman was killed in an attack by armed robbers on the Ore-Benin Road, near Okada Junction, on the afternoon of November 29.
Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe was also a member of its Board of Trustees of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation, a Director of the Africa Institute for Leadership Research and Development in South Africa, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi to Nigeria, and an Executive Director within the Anyiam-Osigwe Consortium of Companies.
Michael Anyiam-Osigwe studied Economics and obtained a joint Masters Degree in Social Anthropology and Musicology from Goldsmiths College, University of London
The statement said he is survived by his mother, Chief Dorothy Anyiam-Osigwe (OON); his wife, Okiemute Anyiam-Osigwe; five lovely children; six brothers and a sister; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives.
The family will announce the rites of passage later. A friend of the family today described the deceased as a perfect gentleman, humble, humane, an erudite scholar and thinker, and a man with very extensive local and global reach.