The Governor in a tribute and condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, extolled the immense contributions of the late writer to the growth and development of literature in Nigeria, Africa and beyond.
Okowa said: “On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with the government and people of Rivers State, the Elechi Amadi family and the entire literary world over the demise of the late cerebral writer of “The Concubine” fame.
“We have lost a great man whose contributions to the literary world can best be described as legendary.
“He will be sorely missed by all and sundry whose lives he affected in many several ways with his literary arsenal. I therefore urge all who mourn the demise of the late Elechi Amadi to take solace in the fact that he remains alive through his literary works.”