High society mourns Henry Abebe
The high society was jolted on Friday, last week, with the news of the death of Henry Abebe. Nothing prepared the beau monde for the untimely passage of one of Nigeria’s most personable socialites. Abebe, former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s brother-in-law, was said to have been under the weather for some time but his health worsened a few days to his death.
He was said to have been placed under intensive care, having been diagnosed of cirrhosis, a chronic disease of the liver. His death in an Abuja hospital signaled the end of an era for a man who worked hard and lived very well. His wife, Beatrice Moemeke Abebe, has been distraught by the unfortunate incident.
Henry is the youngest child of the aged elder statesman, Dr. Christopher Abebe. He is survived by his aged parents; his wife, Beatrice; three children and three siblings: Edwin, John and Rita.
Henry had a chequered career as a top shot in Nigeria’s banking and maritime industry. He was once the Executive Director, Cabotage and Maritime Labour Services of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), having joined the services of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in 2003 as a General Manager.
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