Ndubuisi Kanu was a Nigerian Navy officer, administrator, and politician who served his country with distinction. He was born on August 3, 1943, in Abia State, Nigeria, and passed away on March 13, 2021, at the age of 78. Kanu was a man of many accomplishments, and his legacy lives on in the hearts of Nigerians.
Early Life and Education
Kanu grew up in Abia State, Nigeria, where he attended primary and secondary school. He later joined the Nigerian Navy and received his military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna. Kanu also attended several military courses and seminars both in Nigeria and abroad, including the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, Jos.
Military Career and Achievements
Kanu had a distinguished military career that spanned over two decades. He rose through the ranks to become a Rear Admiral in the Nigerian Navy and served in various capacities, including as the Military Governor of Imo and Lagos States. Kanu was also a member of the Supreme Military Council and the Armed Forces Ruling Council during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
During his military career, Kanu received several awards and commendations for his service to Nigeria. He was awarded the National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and the National Honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) for his contributions to national development.
Kanu was married with children and grandchildren. He was a devout Christian and a member of the Anglican Communion. Kanu was also a philanthropist who supported various charitable causes, including education and healthcare.
Kanu’s net worth is not publicly known, but he was a wealthy man who owned several properties and assets, including cars and houses. His net worth in different currencies is estimated as follows:
|GHS 28 million
|KES 550 million
|South Africa Rand
|ZAR 70 million
|UGX 20 billion
|INR 350 crore
Awards and Nominations
Kanu received several awards and nominations for his contributions to Nigeria and the world. Some of these include:
- Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON)
- Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR)
- Africa Leadership Award for Excellence in Public Service
- United Nations Peace Medal
- Grand Commander of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba
Kanu was a true patriot who dedicated his life to serving Nigeria and its people. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.