Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has sent a message of condolence to his Delta State counterpart, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the death of his father, Chief Arthur Okorie Uzoma Okowa.

Governor Wike described the death of the patriarch of the Okowa family as a great loss to the people of Delta State.

According to him, the late Chief Okowa who was an astute administrator and community leader died at a time his wise counsel would be greatly needed.

Hon. Tim Owhefere

In another development, Governor Wike also commiserated with Governor Okowa over the death of the Majority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Sir Tim Kome Owhefere, Esq representing Isoko North Constituency.

Governor Wike described the two deaths coming at the same time as a double tragedy for Delta State.

He assured Governor Okowa and the people of Delta State that the government and people of Rivers State share in their pain and moment of grief.

The Governor prayed God to comfort the bereaved families and grant the souls of the deceased eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Paulinus Nsirim
Commissioner for Information and Communications
January 28, 2021

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