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Sekibo: Three days of mourning declared

20 November 2013, 07:42Augustine Osayande

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Abuja - The Bayelsa State Government has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of the late President of the Ijaw National Congress, (INC), Senator Tari Sekibo.

The government has also postponed the Thank you Tour of all the eight local government areas of the state to next Monday. The event was initially scheduled for today.

In a statement, the Commissioner of Information, Deacon Markson Fefegha, described the death Sekibo as sudden and a loss not only to Ijaw nation, but Nigeria as a whole.

He said Sekibo wealth of experience and contribution to the development of Ijaw nation would remain indelible.

“The State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has directed that all State flags in public buildings and places across the State be flown at half-mast for three days, beginning from Tuesday, 19th of November 2013,” Fefegha stated.

He added that the late Sekibo would be remembered for his truthfulness, doggedness, leadership style and selfless service to the development of the Ijaw nation and Nigeria as a whole.

Fefegha said the deceased’s family and the Okrika Council of chiefs would announce the burial of the late INC leader.

Sekibo died on Monday aged 70 after heart-related complications.

He collapsed and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

– CAJ News


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