- Sam Obi has been declared dead on Saturday, April 3
- The former acting governor was reported to have died suddenly and his corpse deposited in the mortuary
- Until his death, he was the GO of Oracle of God Ministry, Asaba
In another devastating news for Nigerians, another top politician has gone to join his maker.
This time, the latest victim of the grim reaper is former acting governor of Delta state, Rt Hon Sam Obi.
According to the Vanguard, he died in the early hours of Saturday, April 3 and his body has been deposited in the mortuary.
He once represented the Ika North East state Constituency in the Delta state House of Assembly for three terms (2003-2015) and became acting governor in 2010 after Court nullified the 2007 election of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and ordered a rerun.
Until his death, he was the General Overseer of Oracle of God Ministry, Asaba.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday, March 30, said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for youths in the state to be self-employed and wealth creators.
Okowa disclosed this at the graduation and starter-pack presentation to 776 beneficiaries of the state government's Rural Youth Skills Acquisition (RYSA) programme in Asaba, the state capital.
He said that the state government had various skills acquisition programmes aimed at grooming an army of entrepreneurs.
In another news, Okowa called on the federal government to use 25 percent of funds expended on fuel subsidy to provide health insurance for vulnerable Nigerians.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the Delta state government noted that Okowa made the call on Friday, March 19 when he received the minister of state for health, Dr. Olurunnimbe Mamora, who visited him at Government House, Asaba.
Okowa said that the federal government spent lots of money in subsidizing fuel for the rich, without consideration for the vulnerable in the society.
According to him, Nigeria would experience peace if 25 percent of the subsidy funds were deployed for an insurance scheme for the less-privileged.