By Ononye VC
The Imo State University old students Association has expressed shock over the sudden death of one of its own and famous Civil Rights activist, Barrister Esther Uzoma.
In a media release signed by its Publicity Secretary Mr Onwuasoanya FCC Jones,the Association lamented saying, “It is with great sadness that we accept the shocking and heartbreaking reality of the death of one of our members, Lady Esther Uzoma.
The news of her death was confirmed in a press statement by her son, Steve Orji, and transmitted to the Association.
Ms. Esther Uzoma, who was an outspoken human rights, gender and social activist, was also a strong voice in the political discourses that revolved around Nigeria. She contributed her quota through her advocacy initiatives to the advancement and strengthening of Nigerian democracy and our governance structures across all levels.
As the National Coordinator of the Proactive Gender Initiative she was the rallying point for thousands of Nigerian women and would readily provide succor for those in distress while using her platforms to call attention to issues of women empowerment and developmental issues in the society.
She was year 2000 graduate of Imo State University Law Faculty and a committed alumna who until her death was a member of the Pacesetter (FCT) Chapter of the Association.
We pray for the peaceful repose of her beautiful soul and fortitude for her children, siblings, relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangement will be announced by her family.