ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commiserated with the Asagba-In-Council and the people of Asaba over the loss of renowned industrialist, philanthropist and Ex-Presidential candidate, Chief Sunny Okogwu.
The Governor’s condolence message was contained in a statement signed on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu.
He described the deceased as an industrialist and philanthropist who spent his entire life in service of humanity, especially in helping the underprivileged in his native Asaba and Sabon-Gaya Community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Governor Okowa also extended his heartfelt sympathy to the Black Gold Organisation, business associates and family members of the departed.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with the Okogwu family of Ogbe-Ogo village, Umu-Onaje quarters Asaba, the Asagba-in-Council over the painful loss of our leader and father, Chief Sunny Okogwu”.
According to him, “the life and times of the industrialist and philanthropist deserve documentation for posterity as he defied many odds to courageously set up many companies that provided job opportunities for the youths of our country.”
The Governor further commended the late Ojise of Asaba for his patriotism, wisdom and discipline, which he said clearly translated into his many awards as a foremost business man, administrator and entrepreneur of high repute.
He prayed that the Almighty God receives the soul of the departed, and comfort his family.