Wednesday, 6 July 2016


                                                                 Late Rev. Fr.Nicholas Tagbo

By emeka ozumba


The Old Boys Association of Christ the King College (CkC) Onitsha one of the pre-eminent colleges in the South-East and indeed Nigeria are mourning the demise of their famous Principal, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Tagbo OON, who died July 2, 2016 at St. Charles Borromeo Hospital Onitsha. He was aged 86.

A statement by the President General of CKC Old Boys Worldwide, Chief Joe Billy Ekwunife, expressed the privilege of the association to announce the home call of the legendary Priest, teacher and mentor of many great Nigerians for over two decades whose supervision and influence dictated the rhythm of the glorious years when CKC excelled in both academics and sports both locally and internationally.

Said Chief Ekwunife: “I am privileged to announce the home Call of a legend, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Tagbo, OON. A member of CKC Class of 1949 who resumed as the first African Principal of our fabled Alma Mater in 1963 and again from 1976 to 1985. He moulded several generations of Nigeria’s young men in the ‘Bonitas, Disciplina, Scientia’ motto of our College.

He preached and delivered excellence in academics and sports and became a legend before our own eyes.”

Chief Ekwunife further described the much revered Fr. Tagbo as “a colossus of a man, unforgettable, cleric, teacher, administrator, disciplinarian, mentor, father-figure, sportsman and humourist.”

The announcement also confirmed that details of the burial arrangements for the iconic Priest and renowned college administrator will be made available later.


ChubbouyChristian Freeman said...

I still remember late Reverend Father Tagbo from 1976 to 1983.May GOD Almighty bless his soul and give him eternal rest. We lost a great teacher.

Ezeana Achusim said...

The School excelled also in cultural activities in the region. Was known for Education, Sports and Culture. CKC was there at the annual Festival Of Arts, held at Enugu. Competed against schools from the region in cultural performances. Won trophies at the annual Festival.


ChubbouyChristian Freeman said...

Late Reverend Father Tagbo will always live in our hearts.The great philosopher who taught us how to excel both in sports and academics. Up Christ the King College Onitsha, Long live Old Boys Association!

Where is Atiki Bobo? The master dribbler in the 70s