By Eseoghene Emuke
The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has described the death of Dr. (Mrs.) Nelly Utuama, wife of his former deputy governor, Prof Amos Utuama (SAN) as a huge loss to the Utuama family and the state.
Uduaghan, who noted that his family is pained by the demise of the deceased, noted that late Mrs. Utuama was a cerebral and spiritual woman who work alongside with his wife, Mrs. Roli Uduaghan, to pray for enduring peace in the state.
Dr. (Mrs.) Utuama died recently after a brief illness at the age of 65 years.
The former governor in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, condoled with his former deputy, Prof. Utuama over the demise of his beloved wife.
Uduaghan recalled that the late Dr. (Mrs.) Utuama was quite supportive and participated fully in the activities of the former First Lady.
According to him, the deceased who was very close to his wife, accompanied the First Lady in going round the State praying and counselling during his tenure, adding that their prayers contributed greatly in bringing peace to the then troubled Delta.
The statement read, “Dr. Uduaghan described the demise of Dr. (Mrs.) Utuama as a very heavy loss to his family especially his wife, Her Excellency, Mrs. Roli Sheila Uduaghan who was very close to the deceased. Dr. (Mrs) Utuama as the wife of the Former Deputy Governor, was quite supportive and participated fully in the activities of the Former First Lady.
“A very cerebral and spiritual woman, she accompanied the First Lady in going round the State praying & counselling, during the tenure of their husbands. These prayers, amongst other things, contributed greatly in bringing peace to the then troubled Delta State.
“Though we can’t question God but Dr. (Mrs.) Utuama’s death is very painful. This is indeed a heavy loss to not just the Utuama family, but the entire Delta state.”
Uduaghan, while praying for the repose of the soul of Dr. (Mrs.) Utuama, also prayed God to give his former deputy, Prof. Utuama and his family, the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
Prof. Utuama was deputy governor during Uduaghan’s two terms as Governor of Delta between 2007-2015.