Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday commiserated with the family of Second Republic Senator, Nosike Ikpo, who died on Saturday at the age of 88.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in a statement in Asaba, said Governor Okowa received with sadness, the death of the octogenarian politician and former Chairman of Delta North Leaders Forum.
He also extended the heartfelt condolences to Ibusa community over the loss of one of its pillars.
Okowa recalled that Ikpo was a vocal voice in the Senate between 1979 and 1983 and contributed immensely to creation of Delta State.
He said that senator Ikpo was a great man who served his country and humanity with all his strength and talent, noting that the deceased distinguished former member of the Red Chamber was a worthy leader in Anioma nation.
“We have lost a great man whose contributions to the growth and development of Delta and Nigeria can best be described as inspirational and worthy of emulation.
“The late Senator Ikpo, a distinguished lawmaker and elder statesman, will be remembered for redefining the place of service and patriotism in Nigeria’s development.
“He will be sorely missed by all and sundry whose lives he affected in many ways.
“I, therefore, urge all who mourn the late Senator Ikpo to take solace in the fact that his was a life of integrity and great accomplishments.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I mourn with the family of the late distinguished Senator and Ibusa community, on the demise of the erudite leader,” the governor said.
He prayed God to grant his immediate family the strength to bear the irreparable loss, pointing out that his achievements in different areas of national life would always be remembered.