Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has reacted to the death of the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, the governor described the death as profoundly sad and yet another blow to the people of Abia State.
Imoloaded had reported that Godswill Obioma died on Tuesday after a brief illness, his son, Prince Godswill Obioma the second confirmed.
Governor Ikpeazu recalled that on May 22 2020, he sent a message of congratulations to Professor Obioma over his appointment as the Registrar of the National Examinations Council.
He said, “It is profoundly depressing for me to write a death tribute to one of our finest academics from Abia State, just barely one year after I had written him a letter of congratulations on his appointment as NECO Registrar”.
“Just last week, we buried the Late Engr Chidi Izuwah, the Director General of the Infrastructure Regulatory and Concession Commission at the Presidency. Now we have lost Professor Obioma.
“These men were of a special breed and represented our finest human resource contributions to the development of our country. Losing these two eminent and scholarly gentlemen in quick succession is indeed very sad for me as Governor and for our state”.
Governor Ikpeazu stated for emphasis that the death of Professor Obioma was due to natural causes, describing as unfortunate the attempt to politicize the death and give it ethnic undertones with the sole objective of exacerbating the already charged situation in the country.