BANIGO EXPRESSES SHOCK AT DR. AKOBO’s DEATH

BANIGO EXPRESSES SHOCK AT DR. AKOBO’s DEATH

Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has expressed grief and shock at the demise of Late Chief Mofia Tonjo Akobo.

In a statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 to bid the Late Elder Statesman farewell as his funeral rites commences, Dr. Banigo said as a former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Minister of Economic Planning and Development Dr. Akobo was involved in the establishment of ECOWAS, development of Warri and Kaduna Refineries as well as the Niger Delta Development Authority.

According to the Deputy Governor, Dr. Akobo who was a Colonel in the Nigeria Army and a recipient of the Honorary Award of Commander of the Order of the Niger also served the Rivers State Government meritoriously as Commissioner for Works, Economic Planning/Reconstruction and Finance.

Dr. Banigo said as a true Izon son Chief   Akobo was one of the founding Fathers of the Izon National Congress, noting that he would be greatly missed.

 

 

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