The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has ordered that flags in the state should fly at half mast as the state mourns her late Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Emmanuel Chinweiwo Aguma SAN.
Aguma died on Friday at a London hospital of an undisclosed ailment. He was 57 years old.
In a special announcement on Aguma’s death signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Emeka Okah, the state announced that flags would fly at half mast starting from today, Saturday August 11, and tomorrow, Sunday August 12,2018.
Below is excerpt of the statement:
RIVERS STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND COMMISSIONER FOR JUSTICE EMMANUEL CHINWENWO AGUMA, SAN HAS PASSED ON.
It is with very deep pain but gratitude to the Almighty God that the Rivers State Government wishes to announce the demise of the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Hon Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma, SAN, today Friday 10th August, 2018 in a London hospital.
Until his death, Emmanuel Chiwenwo Aguma, SAN served the State with amazing sense of reponsibility, commitment, passion, competence and courage. At all times, even in his sick bed, his exemplary zeal to serve Rivers State never waned.
Consequently, the Governor of Rivers State His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS has approved that flags fly at half-mast for two days beginning from tomorrow Saturday 11th August, 2018 as a mark of honour to mourn departed the legend.
Needless to say that Rivers State and indeed the Nation will miss his versatility and invaluable contributions to the development of our State and Nigeria.
This loss is monumental but we urge all people of goodwill to remember his wife, children, mother and the entire late Chief Emmanuel W. Aguma family of Port Harcourt as well as the State in prayers.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Hon Commissioner for Information and Communications