Former Minister of State For Health, Silas Ilo is deadFeatured, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News, News Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
The former minister of state for health, and a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Silas Arinze Ilo, is dead at age 73.
This was announced Wednesday in Enugu by the deceased eldest son Chukwudi Ilo.
The junior Ilo said “He died in the early hours of Thursday 31st of October, 2013 at his London residence.”
Details of the burial arrangement according to him, would be announced in due course by the family.
Late Ilo who hails from Oji River local government area of Enugu state was a public servant with a vast and admirable track record.
He was the Minister of State (Health) from 1993 – 1995, National Commissioner, National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON) 1995-1998, Permanent Secretary in the service of Enugu State Government, Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health among others.
Until his death, Hon. Ilo was the chairman, South-East caucus of Rebuild Nigeria Initiative, ‘Project One Nigeria’.
He was a Church leader and the founder, Leaders’ Fellowship and Ministry of Forgiveness and Reconciliation (LFMFR).
Late Ilo was a management consultant, politician, a former governorship aspirant under the platform of PDP in Enugu state, amongst others.
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