- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has sent a message of condolence to a respected man of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye
- Adeboye's son, Pastor Dare, recently passed on at the age of 42 in Akwa Ibom state where he pastors a church
- The governor also mourned the passing of a former minister of women affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has commiserated with the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and his wife over the death of their son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Okowa, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, May 7 by his spokesman, Olisa Ifeajika, said the news of the untimely passing of Pastor Dare came as a great shock and shattering.
He described the incident as a real tragedy but urged the Adeboyes to be strong as no one could question God.
Part of the statement read:
“The news of the very sad incident came as a terrible shock and has left us bewildered.
“We send our love and support to Pastor Adeboye, his family, and the entire RCCG family at this difficult time, and join in supplications to God Almighty for succour to the family.”
Similarly, Governor Okowa has expressed sadness on the passing of a former minister of women affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan.
Okowa said in a statement on Saturday, May 8 that the deceased was a courageous and outspoken politician.
He stated that the late politician who represented Taraba North in the Senate from 2011 to 2015 was a great mobiliser of people, especially women, and had immense love for them.
The governor remarked that because of her love for her people, late Aisha attempted twice to govern the state, but was unsuccessful.
“She will be remembered for her contributions to the Nigerian polity, particularly her advocacy and campaign on the empowerment of women and the challenges they face.
“It is my prayer that God will comfort all those who mourn her exit and make her good soul repose in His bosom.”
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba, died on Friday, May 7.
Suleiman Dantsoho, her former media aide, confirmed the former minister's death, adding that she died in a hospital in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
Reacting to her death, President Muhammadu Buhari said he is saddened over the death of the former minister who was a member of her cabinet during his first term in office.
The Nigerian leader in a statement on Friday, May 7, through his media aide, Garba Shehu, said the death of the politician is a huge loss to the country.