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Wike commiserates with Ugwuanyi, Ekweremadu on death of commissioner


Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu (left); Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike (right) and immediate family members of the late Enugu Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu (Jnr.), during Wike’s condolence visit to Enugu State… yesterday.

Rivers State Governor Nyeson Ezenwo Wike, yesterday, commiserated with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State over the death of his Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu, who died last Thursday on active service.

Wike also condoled with the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who is the elder brother of the deceased, over “this painful death.”

Wike, who spoke when he led a delegation from Rivers State to Enugu State Government House and residence of Senator Ekweremadu, respectively, on a condolence visit, described the death as unfortunate and a great loss to the Ekweremadu family, the Government of Enugu State and the entire people of the state.


The Rivers State governor said he was devastated when he received the sad news of the death of Ekweremadu’s younger brother.

Wike equally visited the immediate family of the late Ekweremadu at his Enugu residence where his consoled the wife and children, asking them to “take heart as Christians and leave everything to God”.

He urged Ugwuanyi, Senator Ekweremadu and other members of the Ekweremadu family to take solace in the fact that it was the will of God, and that the late Transport Commissioner, who was former Chairman of Aninri Local Council and former Chief Whip of the State House of Assembly and represented Aninri Constituency, between 2013 and 2019, lived a worthy life and served the nation, Enugu State and humanity meritoriously.

Responding, Ekweremadu, on behalf of his family, thanked Wike for finding time out of his tight schedule to visit Enugu State to commiserate with him, the immediate family of his late younger brother, Governor Ugwuanyi and the people of the state, stressing that such show of solidarity and concern for humanity were deeply appreciated.

He also thanked Ugwuanyi for the friendship and brotherhood both of them have built over the years and have continued to enjoy, expressing confidence that such show of love will continue to manifest.

On his part, Ugwuanyi, who on behalf of the government and good people of Enugu State formally welcomed Wike and his entourage, thanked the Rivers State governor for his show of solidarity and support. He equally urged Senator Ekweremadu to take heart, adding that “we are in this together.”


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