The Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Emmanuel Aguma has died.
He died on Friday at a hospital in London.
Until his death, Aguma a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, served with an amazing sense of responsibility, commitment, passion, competence and courage.
“At all times, even in his sick bed, his exemplary zeal to serve Rivers State never waned,” a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah said.
Consequently, the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike ordered that flags should be flown at half-mast for two days starting from Saturday, in honour of the departed legend.
The government said Aguma would indeed be missed for his versatility and invaluable contributions to the development of the State and Nigeria as a whole.
Prayer for the family
It, therefore, called on all Nigerians to continually remember the family of the deceased in their prayers.
“This loss is monumental but we urge all people of goodwill to remember his wife, children, mother and the entire Late Emmanuel Aguma family of Port Harcourt as well as the State in prayers,” Governor Wike said.