By Onoriode Etatsemi
The Delta State Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
Justice, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe, has eulogised the impacts of Mr. Louis Umuze , a Chief State Counsel that retired from service voluntarily, describing him as a great asset to the Ministry.
Erebe stated this in Asaba during a sentforth organized for him by the State Ministry of Justice after 11 years in the State Civil Service.
He said that Mr. Umuze was a dedicated staff of the Ministry, whose impact on the Ministry of Justice was commendable , adding that as an officer that worked with him directly, Mr. Umuze assisted him in handling most pressing official issues.
While saying that Mr. Umuze was always punctual to work and was one of the last to leave the office , Erebe recalled how he decided to take him along when he was made acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary.
Erebe stated that the vacuum created by his voluntary retirement would be difficult to replace, stressing that the 11 years spent in service of Delta State Government and the State Ministry of Justice in particular by Mr. Umuze counts for something.
In their various remarks , some staff of the Ministry including the the Director of the office of the Public Defender, Mr Ernest Edonwonyi, Director of Peoples Rights , Mrs . Juliet Ojefia, the Director of Legal Drafting, Mrs. Ekpemina , Mr. Solomon Funkekeme a staff in the Chambers of the Solicitor- General and the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry , Mr. Onoriode Etatsemi among others said that Mr. Umuze was a generous man who rendered one assistance or the other to anybody that came around him .
They said that he impacted on them in the course of working together and described him as a hard working staff with uncommon gifts of identifying any undiscovered error in any documents given to him for a review.
Mrs. Ojefia particularly recalled how Mr. Umuze hinted to her that she should try as much as possible to be more friendly with the junior officers working under her, reminding her that once she understands their feelings, they tend to work better.
Responding, Mr. Umuze lauded the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, the various Directors and staff of the Ministry for their kind gesture to him throughout his 11 years of service in the Ministry.