Okowa condoles media baron, Obaigbena over mother’s death

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sympathized with the Chairman of Thisday/Arise Media Group, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, on the death of his mom, Madam Margaret Obaigbena.

The matriach of the Obaigbena family, who is survived by five children supposedly passed on Thursday night at a London medical clinic. She was 88.

In a sympathy message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Friday, Okowa mourned with the Owa Royal family and whole Owa-Oyibu community on the death of the eminent medical caretaker.

He said that the departed was an extraordinary mother and a cultivated Nigerian, who devoted her life to the help of humanity through her calling and charity.

He encouraged the media mogul and the family to take comfort in the way that their mom lived a life of sublime accomplishments and impacted on society.

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“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I mourn the exit of the matriarch of Obaigbena Royal family of Owa Kingdom.

“The news of the passing of Princess Margaret Onyemakonor Obaigbena came to me last night as a shock, especially when my nomination as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had just been announced.

“We know that death is the ultimate end of all mortals; I, therefore, encourage the children of mama and all who mourn her demise to be encouraged by the good legacies she left behind.

“She impacted on society very well as a young woman, who studied nursing and rose to become the Chief Nursing Officer of the defunct Bendel State Goverment and later Delta State Government.

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“It is my prayer that God will grant her soul eternal repose and grant the family she left behind the fortitude to bear this loss,” Okowa stated.

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