Okowa expresses sadness over passing of Sen. Eferakeya

Posted by News Express | 17 April 2019 | 806 times

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•Late Senator Adegor Eferakeya

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday condoled with the family of renowned Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, late Sen. Adegor Eferakeya, who passed away earlier in the day, at 78 years. 

Okowa also commiserated with the people of Delta Central Senatorial District, the Urhobo nation, Deltans, as well as political associates and friends of the deceased. 

According to him, the late Senator, who represented Delta Central Senatorial District in the 6th Senate, was a renowned medical practitioner in Amukpe-Sapele where he lived a life of service to God and the nation. 

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba, the Governor commended the late Senator’s disposition to serve the people and the nation whenever he was called upon, while always promoting democratic values and culture among his people.

While in the Senate, Prof. Eferakeya led the Senate through a debate on a bill seeking to establish a national DNA data bank to help in the investigation of crime and identification of unknown corpses and also objected to the October 4, 2009 deadline by the Federal government for ending the amnesty it had granted to militants in the Niger Delta, saying that the termination of the amnesty was premature.

Governor Okowa urged the children, friends and political associates of the late elder statesman to keep alive his commitment to the unity, peace and stability of not only Delta State, but also the entire country.

“The Governor prays Almighty God to comfort the family and all those who mourn the septuagenarian and grant his soul eternal rest,” the statement said.



Source: News Express

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