Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has announced the death of his Commissioner for Housing, Mrs. Uche Okah.
Umahi, disclosed this in the late hours of Friday, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abakaliki by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze.
Sympathising with the husband of the deceased, Mr. Celestine Okah, on the demise of his wife that died on Friday, the governor described Engineer Okah as a dependable ally in the success story of Ebonyi State under his administration.
“We have received with rude shock the sad news of the abrupt demise of your amiable wife and dependable asset to our Government Late Engineer Mrs. Uche Okah, no doubt, her demise has placed a lot of responsibility on your shoulders but we encourage you to hope in the Lord for comfort bearing in mind that both my Family and Government are saddened by this unfortunate incident and we all share with you in this moment of grief,” Governor Umahi wrote.
He stated that the demise of Engineer Mrs. Okah at a time she was committed to joining forces with the Government to bequeath enduring legacies to Ebonyians was devastating to her family and the state government as well, but encouraged the deceased family to put their faith in the Lord instead of grieving as though all hopes were lost.
While acknowledging that the Commissioner had been a strong pillar of support to his Government, Governor Umahi prayed to God to grant the departed rest in his bosom and grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.