Wike mourns Pa Franklin

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PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – State Governor, has expressed sadness over the death of Pa Enoch Albert Franklin  the father-in-law of the State Head of Service, Mr Rufus Godwins.

Delivering  a condolence message  at Tombia during  the  burial  of the late Pa Franklin, Governor said: “My wife and I were sad to receive  the news about the death of Pa Enoch Albert Franklin, the Father-in-law  of the State Head of Service.

“Although Pa Franklin had his last breath at the age of 83, losing a loved is always  a shocking experience.  Our hearts and prayers are with the Head of Service,  his wife and family “, the governor said.

Represented  at the burial  by the State Commissioner for  Social Welfare and Rehabilitation,  Hon Herbert Miller  Damiete, described  the late Pa Franklin as a man of service and public servant who served the society  diligently.

He said  that  his death was not only a loss to his immediate  family, but to the entire  state.

The burial was attended  by  members  of  the  State Council,  Special Advisers and Permanent Secretaries amongst  other dignitaries.

In his remarks,  the State Head of Service, Mr Rufus Godwins  thanked the governor  and the leaders of the state for standing  by him and his family  in their moment of grief.