Former NCDMB Executive Secretary loses Mother-in-law

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Lady Evelyn Nwapa, the mother-in law of Dr. Ernest Nwapa, the pioneer Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has passed away.

She died peacefully on April 16, 2016 in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania, USA and her remains will be buried in Oguta, Imo State Nigeria on Friday June 3, 2016.

Evelyn was born to Late Hon. Chief Francis O. Mbadiwe and Late Mrs. Cecilia Nwaeze Ugboaja Mbadiwe on May 20, 1937 both of Arondizuogu in Imo State of Nigeria. She had her Primary School Education at Mary Slessor College, Arochukwu and her Secondary School Education at Iheme Memorial Secondary School, Arondizuogu.

From there she proceeded to University College Hospital Ibadan (UCHI) to pursue a career in Nursing; which she completed in Eastern District Hospital, Glasgow Scotland in 1962 with the State Certified Midwife Certificate (SCM).

She returned to Nigeria to join the Eastern Region of Nigeria Ministry of Health as a Staff Nurse Midwife and finally rose to the post of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in the Imo State Government Health Management Board (HMB) in 1992 and retired in glory from service (1993).

She got married to Chief C. I. Nwapa (KSC) of Oguta, Imo State of Nigeria on April 27, 1963 and they have six (6) children including Ogbuefi (Mrs) Adobi Nwapa, GM Zenith Bank, who is also the wife of Dr. Ernest Nwapa.

On the 29th of December 2015, Chief and Lady Nwapa celebrated their Golden Jubilee Wedding Anniversary after 52 years of a very fulfilled, successful and productive married life.

Her remains will be buried at Oguta after a Funeral Service by 11.30am at St. Mary Magdalene Cathedral Church of the Anglican Diocese on the Lake (Church of Nigeria), on Friday June 3, 2016.

May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

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