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- On May 8, 2020
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THE Delta State government has condoled the family of Joseph Pessu at Ugbuwangue in Warri South local government area of Delta State, assuring the children and family he left behind of government assistance.
The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuarowho led government delegation to commiserate with the family of the deceased, who was killed by a military officer in Warri on the first day of the lockdown declared by the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to stop the spread of the virus, said the news of the death of Joseph came to the entire people of the state with rude shock.
Otuaro told members of the deceased family to hinge their faith in God, and that it was God who allowed what happened to happen, remarking that “what has happened has happened, but it is unfortunate and irreversible and we deemed it necessary to come and condole with Pessu family. It is our prayers that God Almighty will give the Pessu family the grace and fortitude to bear the irreparable lost.
Otuaro added, “The passing on of our beloved brother is unfortunate incident. The modality that Senator Ifeanyi Okowa led government puts in place to check the spread of Covid 19 was well intended. It was done out of good intentions. It was done to ensure that we uphold our fundamental responsibility of protecting life and properties. As a government, when we heard of the incident, we were truly chocked because it was quite antithetical to the basic reason to which we had the lockdown for which security agencies were also meant to enforce the said lockdown.”
“We deemed it fit to condole with the Pessu, a notable family in Warri federal constituency. Like I said, what has happened has happened? It is very unfortunate and irreparable. It is our prayers that God Almighty will grant you the Pessu family the fortitude to take on this irreparable loss.
“To encourage you, that is why we have come. And I want to finally state that it is in the plans of the Delta State Government, after the funeral rites of our departed brother and friend, the government will reach the children and his family immediately through the Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council.”
The Chairman of Warri South local government area, MrMichael Tidi who was also in attendance during the condolence visit, commended the number two citizen of the state, whom he said immediately responded and reacted when he got the news of the departed Joseph Pessu.
Mr Tidi told the Deputy Governor that” The good people of Warri South local government area are indeed grateful to the government of Senator Okowa for empathizing and identifying with us on the loss of our dear brother and friend”.