Mr. Uwakwe Abugu, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Enugu State is dead.
Confirming the death in s statement, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Ogbuagu Anikwe said that Abugu passed on Tuesday, June 5/6/2018 in a hospital in India after a protracted illness.
Ogbuagu said that the state Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had visited late Abugu’s Enugu residence at Independence Layout, to condole with the family.
Late Abugu was appointed Chief Press Secretary in June 2015. Before his appointment, he was the South East Bureau Chief of the New Telegraph Newspaper.
The commissioner said that burial arrangement would be announced by the family.
Late Uwakwe Abugu was versatile journalist who also served as Daily Independent’s Bureau Chief, in Delta State.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Wednesday, 6/6/2018, commiserated with his Enugu State counterpart Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over the loss of his Chief Press Secretary, Uwakwe Abugu.
Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu said the death of Mr. Uwakwe Abugu was a big loss to the family, government and people of Enugu State.
The governor noted that he will be remembered for his good character, embedded candour, manifest brilliance, and fecundity reporting of events while he was South East Bureau Chief of the New Telegraph Newspaper and as Governor Ugwuanyi’s spokesman.
He said: “I always feel touched when I hear that someone hardworking and diligent is no more. I feel the vacuum in creativity that has come with the passing of Abugu.
“He was a fine gentleman and a thoroughbred media professional. The Nigerian media industry will, no doubt, miss his invaluable contribution.
“I believe his death has left a vacuum in the industry that cannot easily be filled. We can only thank God for his eventful life, contributions to national development and service to humanity. He shall be sorely missed,” he said.
Okowa, therefore, prayed “that God should comfort his immediate family, New Telegraph Newspaper and the Enugu State Government and grant them the fortitude to bear the painful and irreparable loss.”