Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed sadness on the passing of the Commissioner representing Ndokwa nation on the Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Mr Ikechukwu Akozor, who reportedly died on Thursday in Asaba after a brief illness.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Okowa commiserated with Ndokwa people and Aboh community in particular, over the demise of the promising politician and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart.
He said the departed Akozor was a grassroots politician and loyal party man who did his best in service to his people.
According to the Governor, the deceased was a thoroughbred politician who worked hard to represent the interests of his people on the Board of DESOPADEC.
He said, “On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the passing of a gentleman and grassroots politician, who passed on suddenly in Asaba on Thursday.
“The news of his death was shattering. Indeed, Akozor was a gentleman-politician who distinguished himself in the service of his people as Commissioner representing Ndokwaland on the Board of DESOPADEC.
“As a member of the Board, Akozor demonstrated commitment to the cause of development of oil-producing communities in the state with his robust contributions.
“It is my prayer that God will grant fortitude to his family and the entire Aboh people to bear the loss”, Okowa stated.
Similarly, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commiserated with a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Director-General of Warri-Uvwie and Environs Development Agency (WUEDA), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, on the passing of his mother, Mrs Hannah Macaulay.
Aged 88, Mrs Macaulay reportedly died on Friday at her Owhelogbo home after a brief illness.
The Governor, in a condolence message through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, said the late Mama Macaulay was a great woman who did her best to raise her children responsibly.
He stated that her passing at this time was a great loss to her family, Owhelogbo, Abbi communities and the Isoko nation in general.
Okowa urged Macaulay and his siblings to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a life of great accomplishments and left good footprints in the sands of time.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I commiserate with my brother and friend, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, on the passing of his beloved mother, Mama Hannah Macaulay.
“The death of a loved one is usually painful no matter how old, and I urge my dear Comrade and his siblings to take solace in the fact that their mother was a devout Christian who contributed immensely to the growth of the church in her Owhelogbo community.
“Our prayers are with you and members of your beloved family in this trying times”, Okowa said.