Owa Monarch Mourns Prof. Abednego Ekoko



His Royal Majesty , Obi, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, the Obi of Owa, and Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers has expressed grief over the death of Professor Abednego Ekoko, describing  it as a monumental loss to Delta and Nigerian.

Ekoko,  a  Professor of  history who  retired  at  the Delta State University, Abraka and a former Commissioner died on Saturday after a brief illness, at 79.

Owa Monarch in   a statement  said  he was greatly pained over the demise of Professor Ekoko.

He said  Professor Ekoko and himself has  great academic affinities , adding that   he  died  when his service was most needed by Delta and  Nigeria.

Owa Monarch said he was yet to recover from the shock of the news of  the death of the  Professor  become he  (Ekoko) paid a  visit  to   Owa  palace  few days before he passed.

He said Professor Ekoko will be remembered for his huge contributions to the advancement of knowledge, especially in the field of history as his death will create a void that would be difficult to fill.

He said “Deltans should pray  for the state because of the frequent death of prominent academicians in the state, which  given course for concern.

” Few weeks ago, Professor Ukala died, now Professor Ekoko has died, both of them members of the Governing  Council  of the three new Universities recently established by Delta State government.

” Death will surely come when it will come, because it’s the will of Almighty God, but the death of these academic colossus at this point in time calls for serious prayers. We don’t loss our best materials and make progress”.

He use the opportunity to condole with His Excellency Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, the people of Isoko and the immediate family.

He prayed to God Almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest as well as give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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