The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has expressed sadness at the death of his Senior Executive Assistant, Evang. Isaiah Ogah.
The development was revealed to GbaramatuVoice in a statement by one of the Deputy Governor’s aides, Pastor Arex Akemutobo, on Friday.
Quoting some relevant scriptures such as Psa. 116:15, 1st John 3:1-3 etc, he said: “While we draw strength from the above scriptures as Christians we are, His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Delta State, and the entire KBO family remain heartbroken over the untimely passing of a colleague and die-hard supporter of the KBO brand. The death of Senior Executive Assistant to the Deputy Governor, Evang. (Hon.) Isaiah Ogah, came to everyone as a rude shock on the 9th of April 2022. This is not just because he was a senior member of the KBO team. The late Ogah was an invaluable asset to the KBO team and in the heat of the campaigns, his demise remains a big blow to the KBO family. The late Ogah was a friend and a brother. He was such a committed fellow, a man with unquestionable character and loyalty.
“As a selfless leader that he was, the late Hon. Ogah proved to us that leadership is more than the title. It is about responsibility and a call to service. He was everything that could describe a fine leader.
“His sense of community, dedication to duty, hard work, and contribution both at the team and personal levels will be deeply missed.
“We empathize with the wife, the children, and the entire Ogah family over this irreparable loss. Our hearts and prayers are with the immediate family during this difficult period.
“Let’s be comforted by the fact that the late Evang. (Hon.) Isaiah Ogah lived a God-fearing life. It is our prayers that God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest, amen.
“Till we lay our brother and friend to rest, our immediate concern is to prioritize the welfare of the amazing family that he left behind and see the much we can do to pray and provide succour for them in these difficult times. Let’s join in prayers and support.
“The family had officially communicated the burial arrangement to us scheduled as follows:
“Service of songs: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (Warri Residence).
Internment/Burial: Saturday, April 30, 2022 (Home Town).
Let all of us remember the dates and come to pay our last respect to our fallen.
“While our brother is gone, we are not unaware of the ideals that he represents, stood, and fought for —fairness, faith, right living, integrity, community, teamwork, and equity. As a sign of respect and love, let us not be weary to continue his good works. There is still much work to be done as even the scripture aptly said no man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62).
“Let us work in the hope that one day we will all meet him again wherein there will be no sorrow or pains,” he concluded.
By Ebi Perekeme