The death of the Oba of ogbaland, Eze Chukwumela Nnam Obi 11, has been confirmed and Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has expressed deep condolences on the passage.
The governor said it is with deep sadness that he learnt of the abrupt death of the distinguished King, who in his life time served Rivers State and the country with distinction.
Governor Wike acknowledged that the highly revered monarch who held the ancient Ukpe throne of the Ogba people for 50 years, was a visionary, forthright, patriotic statesman who cared for the progress of the State.
He declared that a deep sense of loss is shared by people of the State following the death of King Nnam Obi II, who was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State (DSSRS).
“May I, on behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State, join the Nnam Obi family and people of Ogbaland in mourning the irreparable loss of Sir, Dr. Chukumela Nnam Obi II, the Oba (Eze Ogba) of Ogbaland). Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and people of Ogbaland in this time of grief.”
The Oba is said to have left behind some 28 children.