–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -By Sylvester ILOBA:
Death has been described as a notable end faced by the righteous people of God in fulfillment of God’s word in the bible which says that if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
This was the mood expressed by the Chairman, Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA), Hon. Paul Nmah in reaction to the news of the deaths of Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa, the father of His Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa the Governor of Delta State and Hon. Tim Owhefere, the Majority leader of the Delta State House of Assembly.
Hon. Paul Nmah in a press release stated further that he was shocked when he heard of the demise of Pa Okowa at 88; he described him as a community leader, a kind hearted man and a father to all.
In his words “we will surely miss his fatherly words of wisdom and I want to use this opportunity to commiserate with His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the entire people of Delta State over this great loss.”
Nmah equally commiserated with the entire membership of the Delta State House of Assembly over the demise of their Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere.
He said that Hon. Tim Owhefere a fourth term lawmaker, representing Isoko North Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who died at the age of 57 will be greatly missed by all for his dexterity as an astute law maker.
According to him he had barely absorbed the sad news of Hon. Owhefere’s death when he received that of Pa Okowa. He described it as a double tragedy for the State and a big loss for all Deltans and prayed God to grant their souls eternal rest.
In a related development Olorogun Lucky Oghene-Omoru, the Director General DIDA said that the sad news of the deaths of Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa and that of Hon. Tim Owhefere came to him as a great shock.
He enjoined the entire Okowa family to take solace in the fact that their Patriarch, Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa lived a fulfilled life and impacted positively in the lives of all that came across him.
H said that Pa Okowa was a Chief of Orogun Kingdom in Ughelli L.G.A. and would be missed by not only his children, family and Delta State but also by all Orogun people as well.
Olorogun Oghene-Omoru prayed Almighty God to grant the soul of Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa eternal rest as he rests in the bosom of the Lord.
Moreover, in a message to the Speaker DTHA, Rt. Hon. Sheriiff Obororevwori, Olorogun Lucky Oghene-Omoru extolled the virtues of Late Hon. Tim Owhefere and expressed his heartfelt condolences.
“I heard of the passing away of Hon. Tim Owhefere, a friend, an astute legislator and a dependable Majority Leader of the House. His exit is unexpected and very painful.
“Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you, his family, DTHA and indeed the entire Delta State Government.
“May God bless and accept his gentle soul unto eternal glory in Jesus name, Amen.” Oghene-Omoru said.