Sunday, 17 August 2014

SAD- RIP: General Aziza Dies Of Cancer At 67

Urhobo nation was, yesterday, thrown
into mourning as the cold hands of
death snatched the President General of
the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU,
General Patrick Aziza (rtd) away. He
died at the age of 67.
Aziza, who succumbed to cancer,
reportedly died in Abuja at about
3:45am . The deceased, a retired
brigadier general in the army, served
under the Abacha regime.
Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel
Uduaghan, lamented the death,
describing Aziza as an irreplaceable
statesman. Uduaghan, in a statement
by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sunny
Ogefere, described the death as a big
blow and irreparable loss to Nigeria,
Delta State and the Urhobo nation.
Reacting to the death, the Minister of
Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Steve Oru,
described it as very sad. "The Urhobo
nation has lost a true son, a General
indeed who had served the nation in the
armed forces so successfully and at a
point, he was even a minister in charge
of communication in our nation and he
performed creditably well", he said.
On his past, the senator representing
Delta Central at the National Assembly,
Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, described
Aziza's death as tragic and sad.

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