Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the late Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) gave his best to the state, serving with unparalleled commitment and loyalty.
Aguma gave his best to Rivers State says Governor Wike
Speaking during a condolence visit by the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers at the Government House Port Harcourt on Saturday, Governor Wike said: “Aguma believed in everything we are doing in the state. He gave his all. He gave his best.
“I could call on him at anytime. He delivered on his assignments without excuses”.
Governor Wike said that the late Attorney General showed intelligence, commitment and loyalty in his service to the state.
“His passage is most unfortunate. God gives and God takes. He was one of the closest to me on the cabinet. He died at a most critical time.
“You can have people who are intelligent, but are they loyal and committed? He had a combination of all. It is difficult to find a replacement for him. This is a loss for the cabinet and the entire state “, he said.
Chairman of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and Amayanabo of Opobo, King Douglas Jaja said that the traditional rulers received the news of the death of the Attorney General of Rivers State with shock.
He said that his death is a loss of monumental proportions. He said after visiting the family, the traditional rulers resolved to visit the Rivers State Governor.
Other prominent indigenes of the State have been expressing their condolences via the condolence register at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
In her condolence message, the House of Representatives member for Abua-Odual-Ahoada East Federal Constituency, Hon. Betty Apiafi described the demise of the late Attorney General as “a difficult goodbye”, noting that God knows why it happened.
Hon. Jerome Eke representing Etche-Omuma Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, said the story of the death of the late Attorney General, Hon. Emmanuel Aguma was unbelievable.
“He was one of my major friends and brothers. I can’t believe this story”, he wrote.
The Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, RHon. Marshall Stanley Uwom said he was perplexed, pained and in deep grief because of the death of the Attorney General of Rivers State.
“I am perplexed, pained and in deep grief. Your eloquent banters will continually play in my head. In all things, we shall give glory to God because you stood as a colossus and bestrode the legal landscape like a giant you truly are”, Uwom wrote.
In his condolence message , the Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Martins Amaewhule noted with shock the death of the late Attorney General.
“It is really shocking. How can one believe that this kind of thing would be happening now. May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, ” he stated.
Also, the Amayanabo of Abonnema, King Disraeli Gobo Bob Manuel stated that with the death of the late Emmanuel Aguma, the Lord has called him for higher duties.