- Uche Okah, the Ebonyi state commissioner for housing, is dead
- The late commissioned was said to have breathed her last in Abuja on Friday, May 14
- Governor David Umahi described Okah's death as a big blow to his government
The commissioner for housing in Ebonyi state, Uche Okah, is dead, according to a report by The Punch.
Legit.ng gathered that Ukah reportedly died on Friday, May 14, at a hospital in Abuja, where she was receiving treatment over an undisclosed illness.
In a statement issued on Saturday, May 15, by Francis Nwaze, his special assistant on media and publicity, Governor David Umahi commiserated with the husband of the deceased, Celestine Okah
Umahi described the late 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."
The governor, however, encouraged the deceased family to put their faith in the Lord instead of grieving as people without hope.
Nigerians Tribune also reports that Umahi said that the demise of Okah at a time she was committed to joining forces with the government to bequeath enduring legacies to Ebonyians is devastating to her family and the state government as well.
While acknowledging that the commissioner has been a strong pillar of support to his government, Umahi prayed to God to grant the departed rest in his bosom and grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua, has suggested that God’s time played a role in the sudden demise of Pastor Dare Adeboye.
It was reported that the cleric made the suggestion on Friday, May 7, in a condolence message to the Adeboye family published on the Facebook post of his ministry.
He said what matters is not how long people live but how well. The cleric also called for a moment of silence over the death of Pastor Dare.