Widow of the late Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Bianca , has said Igbo fallen heroes are not properly honoured .
She said such personalities should be immortalised in such a way that would reflect their ideals and philosophies.
Bianca expressed this in a funeral tribute to a former President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Dozie Ikedife in Nnewi , Anambra State.
While calling for proper immortalisation of Ikedife , Bianca asked the Ndigbo to brace for such occasions by working out good immortalisation schemes for their people .
She said , “It has always been an issue on how to immortalise great men, especially of Igbo extraction .
“ I think individuals ; organisations and institutions should sit down and think of enduring monument for such great people .
Such monument should not just be in making statutes to remember the dead .
“ It should involve setting up of projects that show the person ’ s philosophies, ideologies and all the things he believed in life .
Such beliefs, philosophies, ideologies should have a place they are discussed, espoused, promoted and investigated, ” she stated .
She described Ikedife as an extraordinary man whom she said spent time with her late husband, Ojukwu, to tackle issues that promoted Igbo cause .
“ He was a true Igbo man who advanced the warfare and cause of the Igbo nation .
He was always there to fight for their rights, ” she stated.
Ikedife died on December 11 , 2018 , and was buried the next day according to his wish .
His family organised a day of tributes for him on Saturday .