Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Thursday condoled with the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and the entire Oborevwori family of Osubi in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State over the demise of their uncle and father Pa. Johnson Oborevwori.
Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba, said Pa Johnson Oborevwori was a committed and passionate leader whose contributions to the development of his immediate community was commendable.
He commended Pa. Oborevwori’s commitment to the peace, stability and development of not only his community but also the entire Urhobo nation, describing his death as a great loss not only to the family but the state in general, given his invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.
He noted that the deceased was a dedicated businessman, a devout Christian of the Living Faith Church whose support and contributions to the family had in no small way impacted positively in Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s illustrious political career, culminating in his election as Speaker of the 6th Assembly.
Governor Okowa paid glowing tribute to Pa. Oborevwori for being a good father and urged the family to take solace in the fact that the late patriarch made enormous contributions to the successes achieved by his children where he bequeathed them with good business skills.
“The late Pa. Johnson Oborevwori was a quintessential father, devout Christian who devoted his lifetime to the service of God and humanity, On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with Mr. Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori over the painful loss of his beloved uncle, Pa. Johnson Oborevwori”.
He called on the bereaved family to uphold the cherished ideals of community service, kindness and generosity associated with the late Pa. Oborevwori and prayed the Almighty God to grant repose to his soul, and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the entire Osubi community and the people of Okpe Kingdom on the irreparable loss of this selfless and patriotic businessman ,” he said.
PRESS UNITGOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABAMARCH 21, 2019