By Ovie Okpare
A former federal commissioner for works, Major-General Orho Obada, is dead.
Obada reportedly died on Sunday morning at a private hospital in Warri after a brief illness at the age of 81
He was the current chairman, Board of Trustee of the apex socio-cultural umbrella body of the Urhobo Nation, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU).
NIGER DELTA TODAY Online gathered that the retired military officer was alleged to have reportedly fallen ill early last week.
He was born April 4, 1939.
Sources within UPU confirmed his passage to our correspondent on Sunday.
The deceased hailed from Agbarho Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Publicity Secretary of UPU, Hon. Abel Oshevire, confirmed Obada’s passage to our correspondent.
Oshevire added that UPU will officially issue a statement on his demise considering his enormous position and roles he played to reshape the development of the Urhobo Nation.
The UPU spokesman further described the late general as the rally point for the Urhobo Nation.
Obada was the Aide-De-Camp to Nigeria’s first President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe in the first republic.
Aside being a minister of works, he was also a Federal Commissioner for Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
He was also the Commander, Training Command, Nigeria Air Force, Kaduna and Second-in-Command, NAF, Kaduna .
He has many national honours including OFR and JSSC.