It was a sad day when on Wednesday March 29th, 2017 the Rivers state Executive Council cabinet in its meeting rose up to honour one of their own late Barrister Monday Onyezonwu Anyamaobi who died while his wife dead body was lying in the Mortuary. The mood of over 38 members of the Executive cabinet that were present at the weekly meeting could not hold back the tears of sorrow when the Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike announced for a Minute Silence to be observed for the late Commissioner for Special Duties Barrister Monday Anyamaobi.
The Umuokewo Village in Omuma Local Government Area born lawyer and Politician was born on 27th April,1964. He was an active practicing legal officer who attended Rivers State University of Science and Technology now rechristened Rivers State University from 1982 to 1986 and he attended Advance Legal Education popularly called Nigerian Law School Lagos in 1987. This humble gentleman began his legal practice as a Principal partner at Amazing grace law Firm after working as a Pupil Counsel with Prince Adeleke Adedoyin & Co. Shagamu Ogun State. He was Associate Solicitor at Chief Uche(SAN) & Co. at No.45 Saint Michael’s Road Aba, Abia State as he finally established M.A Onyezonwu & Associate.
Late Barrister Monday Anyamaobi was a grass root politician who found pleasure in rendering service to his people of Rivers State thus he held sensitive political post such as State Secretary of defunct Social Democratic Party-SDP. This workaholic dead lawyer was appointed Legal Adviser to Omuma Local Government Council after which he took part as member Caretaker Committee of Omuma Local Government Area. Due his dedication to public service he was elected State Youth Leader of Peoples Democratic Party-PDP Rivers State Chapter. Few years back he was appointed member of Federal Medical Centre Uyo (University of Uyo Teaching Hospital-UUTH) Akwa Ibom state.
Given his impeccable records of work he was appointed Chairman Caretaker Committee of Omuma Local Government Area. After this late barrister Monday Anyamaobi was appointed member Governing board Small Scale and Medium Enterprises Development Agency-SMEDAN. In 1997 late Monday Anyamaobi was member-Elect of Federal House of Representatives under the platform of UNCP representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency. And in the present political dispensation he was quickly elected as the Publicity Secretary Peoples Democratic Party-PDP Rivers state prior to his appointment as Commissioner for Special Duties I in Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike’s executive cabinet where he served creditably in rescuing emergency Fire service victims in Rivers State.
Those who knew him described his humanitarian gestures while he was alive an attribute they said that earned him a lot of admiration coupled with his humble disposition at all times irrespective to the person’s position. Governor Nyesom Wike will actually miss him especially the trust of his ability to deliver at targets as a Special Duties Commissioner I.