Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has described his late father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa as a man, who “embodied and spread the principles of service to humanity.”
Okowa stated this on Thursday evening on his official facebook page while announcing the demise of his father, who passed on in the early hours of day at the age of 88.
According to him, his late father spread kindness in the face of adversity and always trusting in God.
The governor, who did not disclose the cause of his death, appreciated God for the years he and his family spent with the deceased.
He said, “My family and I regret to announce the death of our beloved father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa, who passed away earlier this morning.
“Throughout his lifetime, my father embodied and spread the principles of service to humanity, kindness even in the face of adversity, and trusting in Almighty God.
“As we celebrate the life of my late father, I thank God for the 88 wonderful years that my family and I spent with him — and the impact that God allowed him to have on everyone that he came in contact with.
“We will miss him dearly.”
Arthur Okowa was born in Owa Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The passage of Okowa comes few hours after the news of the death of Majority Leader of the Delta State of Assembly, Tim Owhefere.