A former Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay has condoled the Ijomah family of Aboh kingdom in Ndokwa east Local Government Area of Delta state over the death of their patriarch, Professor Benedict Imeagwu Chukwumah Ijomah.
B. I. C. Ijomah, a renowned Professor of Political Sociology who died at the age of 83, was an activist, a nationalist, an educationist, and the first President of the University of Nigeria (UNN) Alumni Association, as well as the first Students’ Union President of UNN.
Macaulay, who is the Director General of the Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), described the late Ijomah as a distinguished scholar and researcher, an erudite orator, and a prolific writer.
He added that the patriarch of the Ijomah family was a notable nationalist, and one of those eminent political leaders who negotiated the creation of Delta and Edo states from the defunct Bendel state.
The DG stated that Ijomah undoubtedly accomplished his mission on earth, adding that his impactful sojourn on earth would surely be remembered by generations to come.
The former SSG urged the bereaved family and the educational community to be consoled by the fact that Ijomah lived a fulfilled life, and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.