Monday, 3 July 2017

89th birthday of Theophilus Enwezor Nzegwu

(Born 3 July 1928, Onicha, Biafra)
DISTINGUISHED electrical engineer Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained scientist and British Royal Air Force pilotokee nwoke mmadu – plays key role in expanded electrification programme in Igwe Ocha and elsewhere in Biafra, and Nigeria, in the early 1950s on return from the United States; academic: particularly meritorious career at both Kumasi College of Technology School of Engineering (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology), Ghana (1955-1958) and RAF Halton School of Technical Training, England where he is flying instructor (1959-1964); air force pilot: Royal Air Force (commissioned flying officer, July 1959; becomes flight lieutenant, 1962), pioneer air force pilot major and commander, Nigeria air force, September 1964
(Louis Armstrong, the incomparable maestro, here sings Bob Thiele and George David Weiss’ composition, “What a wonderful world”)


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