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Buhari loses another aide within two days

15 August 2016, 16:20

Abuja - The Presidency on Monday announced the death of the Director of Information, State House, Justin Abuah.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the deceased, aged 57, died on Sunday in Abuja after a brief sickness.

He said Abuah, fondly called O.J, had a long and rich career at the Presidency, where he served seven past Nigerian leaders since 1986 when he joined the State House media office from the News Agency of Nigeria.

“His many colleagues, friends and admirers will fondly remember him as the man behind several presidential statements and speeches; and he demonstrated a rare sense of calmness and candour in service, Adesina said.

A native of Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Delta State, O.J who was born on January 29, 1959 is survived by his wife, Loretta and three children (Chinedum, Chike and Amaechi).

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President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have sent a condolence message to the bereaved family.

Adesina said burial arrangements would be announced later by the family.

This is happening two days after the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Matters, Ayoleke O. Adu also died.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said that Adu who was aged 44, was a diligent economic professional and Certified Financial Analyst, CFA died after a period of illness.



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