Chief Samson Ukpabi, former Secretary to Enugu State Government and the traditional ruler of Okpanku community has been reported dead.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands that Ukpabi died at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu on Sunday morning after a brief illness.
It was gathered that before the monarch gave up the ghost, he spoke with his family members at about 6:15 am on Sunday before he left for the hospital. He was also said to have attended the burial of his nephew on Saturday.
Ukpabi, a professor of Military History had held many prominent positions in Nigeria. He was the first Provost of Anambra State University of Science and Technology.
He was also the Provost, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu. The monarch in Aninri Local Government Area of the state equally served as Rector, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.