The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan on Sunday expressed sadness over the death of former minister of Works, Chief Anthony Anenih.
Uduaghan, in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, said, “I have just received the sad news of the death of one of Nigeria’s greatest nationalists, Chief Tony Anenih. His passing is a painful reminder that the pool of our committed nationalist leaders is depleting.
“Chief Anenih was like a father-figure to me privately and on my political sojourn.
“He gave me the privilege of his listening ears in troubled and in good times.
“I shall forever cherish the very good memories we shared together, he was my run-to adviser who threw his doors open to me, even at short notice. I generously tapped from his wealth of experience and I am the better for it today.
“His death may be painful, but I thank God for the selfless life he lived and the legacies, worth emulating by all patriots, that he left behind.
“I pray that the Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest and the Anenih’s family the fortitude to bear irreparable loss.”