BREAKING: Tinubu, Oborevwori, Obi, Ibori, Nwaoboshi Others Attend Memorial Mass For Late Asagba Of Asaba

Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, on Friday, joined President Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the Governor Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori, Chief James Ibori, Mr Peter Obi and other dignitaries at the memorial mass for the late Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien.....Read The Full Story Here ▶

Addressing journalists after the service held at  Asaba, Delta State, Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi also described the late monarch as a man who lived an exemplary life and a great achiever ,a man who has made contributions to his family, community, state, the country and beyond, we should extoll his virtues. Nwaoboshi described the late monarch as an accomplished Nigerian and an embodiment of knowledge and brilliance.

He was a great achiever before he ascended the throne of his forefathers as the Asagba of Asaba, and as the Asagba, he recorded more successes in making Asaba more prosperous. “Our respected monarch did very well in his 34-year reign and I encourage all of us to embrace the legacies of love, sacrifice, service and tolerance which the late Asagba of Asaba epitomised. He was an embodiment of knowledge, brilliance, respect, and excellence. He has done his own, and contributed his part, setting a good legacy for all of us to follow and be great. Always know that the talent God has given you is to be used for the benefit of his people.”

Also Speaking at the memorial service, President Bola Tinubu represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, in his condolence message to the people of Asaba kingdom and Delta State, said Nigeria had lost a man of great significance and one of the foremost traditional rulers in the country.

In his tribute titled “Exit of a man of significance”, President Tinubu described the late Asagba of Asaba as an accomplished traditional ruler and elder statesman who served the Asaba kingdom with great purpose and distinguished himself in the field of medicine.

“As an academic icon he was Nigeria’s oldest professor of Medicine and first indigenous Dean of Medicine in the University of Ibadan.”

On his part, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori while condoling with the people of Asaba, urged them to emulate the legacies of the late centenarian monarch whom he described as a man of peace and an erudite medical scholar.

He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I once again condole with the family of the Asagba of Asaba, the Asagba in Council and the people of Asaba on the demise of our highly respected monarch and father.

“The late Asagba was a peaceful man who led the people with love and brought peace to the kingdom. The few times I interacted with him, he was a great man who did very well for his people.

Other guests present include; Deputy Governor of the state, Sir Monday Onyeme, former Governors, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa,former Deputy Governor, Chief Benjamin Elue,Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, Chairman of UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu, Member House of Representatives, Hon. Ngozi Okolie, Senator James Manager, Chief Victor Ochie, former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, NDDC Chairman, Mr Chiedu Ebie, Air Vice Marshal Frank Ajobena, traditional rulers among others.

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