- Delta state has reportedly lost one of its commissioners to the cold hands of death
- Joyce Overah, a commissioner on the board of the DESOPADEC, passed away on Tuesday afternoon
- According to emerging reports, the commissioner had collapsed in 2019, moments before his swearing-in
The government of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has been tragically plunged into mourning following the death of one of the state commissioners, Hon. Joyce Overah.
Overah, until his death, was the commissioner on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
The commissioner was said to have passed away on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, in Sapele. He represented Sapele, Okpe and Ethiope West local government areas on the DESOPADEC board.
Overah, it was gathered, collapsed in 2019, moments before his swearing-in as member of the current board of DESOPADEC by Governor Okowa and was conveyed from the event through an ambulance.
The commissioner died in his late 50s and was survived by six children and an aged father.
The news of his death came barely a month after Kehinde Ayoola, Oyo state commissioner for environment and natural resources died following a two-week battle with an undisclosed illness.
The news of his death was confirmed by Governor Seyi Makinde who took to microblogging platform Twitter on Thursday, May 14, to announce the passing of the commissioner. He was 55.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that fast taking the Kano way, Plateau state has been hit by what appeared to be a mysterious death after about 50 people were said to have died and buried in various cemeteries within three weeks.
The incident, which came amid Covid-19 crisis, has now plunged the authorises of Jos North local government area of the state into palpable fear.
According to a report contained in ThisDay, deaths brought for burial in some of the cemeteries including the one at the Zaria road have suddenly surged as grave digger expressed concern.
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