A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Emmanuel Aguma has bid the earth farewell.
Aguma until his death was the Rivers State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General.
He died yesterday, Friday, August 10, 2018, in a London hospital.
The news of his death was relayed in a statement by the Commissioner for information and communications in the State, Emma Okah, as gathered by NIGERIA NEWS.
Okah who described the death of the commissioner as a great loss to the state and the entire country said in the statemet: “It is with very deep pain but gratitude to the Almighty God that the Rivers state government wishes to announce the demise of the state attorney general and commissioner for justice, Hon Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma, SAN, today Friday 10th August, 2018 in a London hospital.”
“Until his death, Emmanuel Chiwenwo Aguma, SAN served the state with an amazing sense of responsibility, commitment, passion, competence and courage. At all times, even in his sick bed, his exemplary zeal to serve Rivers state never waned.
“Consequently, the Governor of Rivers state, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS has approved that flags fly at half-mast for two days beginning from tomorrow Saturday 11th August 2018 as a mark of honour to mourn the departed legend.
“Needless to say that Rivers state and indeed the nation will miss his versatility and invaluable contributions to the development of our state and Nigeria.
“This loss is monumental but we urge all people of goodwill to remember his wife, children, mother and the entire Late Chief Emmanuel W. Aguma family of Port Harcourt as well as the State in prayers.”
The cause of death has not yet been revealed at as the time of filing this report.
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