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    Edo deputy gov commiserates with Agbebakus, Afegbuas


    Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, at the weekend paid condolence visits to the bereaved families of late former vice chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU), Prof. Cordelia Ainenihi Agbebaku and former chairman of Etsako East Local Government, Suleman Afegbua.

    At the Agbebakus’ home, Shaibu described late Mrs Agbebaku as “a great woman of courage who could never be distracted because she was always focused.” 

    The deputy governor also said “it was painful that she left at this time and at a relatively young age,” but encouraged the family to take solace in the fact that “she lived a fulfilled life,” and added that “no one can question God.”

    The widower, Prof. Philip Agbebaku, with his four children, who received the deputy governor and his entourage, said although his wife died young, she lived a fulfilled life.

    The bereaved husband thanked the state government for the support as the family mourns.

    Also, the deputy governor, at the home of the Afegbuas, in Okpilla, met the aged father of the deceased and other members of the family, 

    He described the late former council boss as “an honest  and energetic person who was committed to the development of his area.” 

    The deputy governor, who signed the condolence register at about 3.55pm, said the death of Suleiman was unfortunate and prayed against untimely death in the family.

    Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr. Abu Momodu, welfare secretary to the Afegbua dynasty, thanked Shaibu for his visit in spite of his busy schedules. 

    The late Suleiman was shot dead by gunmen along Benin-Ekpoma Road on March 16.

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