Chief Ukpai Agwu, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has died.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Kalu, in Umuahia on Tuesday, March 30, Agwu passed on in the early hours of the day, following a brief illness.
Agwu was appointed deputy chief of staff by Ikpeazu during his first tenure.
Kalu described the deceased as Ikpeazu’s close ally adding that the death left him in deep shock.
He stated that Agwu would be “missed by everyone in government and Abia people in general”.
“Our sincere condolences go to the immediate family; people of Ohafia Local Government Area; and the good people of Abia.
“May God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss and may his soul rest in the bosom of the Lord,” Kalu added.