Abia Deputy Chief of Staff dies

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Late Chief Agwu Ukpai

Deputy Chief of Staff Governor, Chief Agwu Ukpai, is dead

Ukpai’s was said have shaken members of the (PDP) and those within government circles.

The cause of wasn’t made but Commissioner for , Mr. John Okiyi-Kalu said Ukpai will be missed by everyone government.

Okiyi-Kalu, a , said: “It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that State Government wishes announce the of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, of the Governor, who passed on the early hours of today after a brief illness.

, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long-term associate, friend and irreplaceable in .

“He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in General.

“Our sincere condolences go to the immediate family, people of Ohafia LGA and the good people of Abia State.

God grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss and the soul of Chief Ukpai rest in the bosom of the Lord.”

The Nation