President Bola Tinubu has received with deep sadness the news of the death of Obi Joseph Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba.
This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that Tinubu condoled with the family, Delta Traditional Rulers’ Council, the government and the people of the state on this painful loss.
The Presidential aide said Tinubu celebrated the life of the late traditional ruler and an eminent Professor of Medicine, acknowledging his advocacy for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians and role in forging partnerships across divides.
“His Majesty lived a full life defined by the loftiest ideals of peace, unity, patriotism, honesty, and dignity. This is a sad loss, coming at a time when Nigeria needs more peace-builders and bridge-builders,” Ngelale quoted the president as saying.
He said Tinubu prayed for the peaceful repose of the beloved departed and urged the Royal Family and all those who mourn this loss to take solace in the legacies of His Royal Majesty