The former Minister of Works at the celebration of his 85th birthday on Saturday, August 4, 2018, complained about his health.
He specifically said that “the celebration is necessary over my health, current state of mind, with the unfortunate recent losses that befell my family in quick succession”.
Anthony Akhakon Anenih was born in Uzenema-Arue in Uromi.
In 1951 he joined the Nigeria police force in Benin City. Working at home, he obtained secondary school qualifications.
He attended the police college in Ikeja, and was selected for further training in the Bramshill Police College, Basingstoke, England in 1966 and the International Police Academy, Washington DC in 1970.
He served as a police orderly to the first Governor General of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. He worked as an instructor in various police colleges, and in 1975 was assigned to the Administrative Staff College (ASCON), Lagos. He retired from the police as a Commissioner of police.