The Special Assistant on Electronic Media to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Simeon Nwakaudu, has died over an undisclosed illness.
A statement from the state Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim, confirmed that Simeon died Sunday at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.
According to the statement, the governor described Nwakaudu as “loyal and dedicated professional”.
“Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has expressed shock over the sudden death of his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu.
“He described late Nwakaudu as a loyal and dedicated professional who contributed immensely to the implementation of the Rivers vision.
“ The governor on behalf of his family, the government and good people of the state condoled with the bereaved family.
“He prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss,” the statement read.