Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu reportedly died this morning in a hospital at 77.
Reports say he was ill for a long time, however, it is unclear if the ailment killed him.
Prior to his death, he was the former military governor of Imo State in 1975 and governor of Lagos in 1976
Below are 8 things you didn't know about him
1. Ndubuisi Kanu was born in Abia State in 1943
2. He obtained honorary Doctorate Degrees from the Imo State University and the Federal University of Technology, Owerri
3. He joined the navy, went to India for cadet training. His naval career included positions in Personnel, Logistics and Training.
4. Kanu was appointed military governor of Imo State, Nigeria in March 1976 during the regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
5. He was the first governor after the decree that established the state from part of the old East Central State.
6. He was a member of the pro-democracy group, the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, which fought for the revalidation of the late Moshood Abiola’s annulled June 12, 1993, presidential mandate.
7. Kanu was among leaders who spoke in January 2010 at a Lagos rally of the Save Nigeria Group calling for the then Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan be made acting president during late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s illness.
8. Kanu had married three times and had ten children – Simone, Audrey, Kelly, Karen, Paula, Jeffery, Vanessa, Samantha, Laura and Stephen.