NDDC mourns death of former MD, son, Police escort in ghastly accident


The board, management and staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have been thrown into mourning following comfirmation of the death of one of its former managing directors, Pastor Power Aginighan in a ghastly motor accident.

The NDDC expressed deep shock and sadness over the tragic death of former Acting Managing Director of the Commission in the accident at Mbiama, Rivers State, on Friday, August 31, 2018. He died with his son, Tammy Aginighan, and a police escort.

In a condolence message, the chairman, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) and the Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, condoled with the family and urged them to leave their fate in the hands of God, despite the deep pain and sorrow they were going through as a result of this very sad and untimely demise.

The message read: “Nothing happens in this world except God permits it. It is most heart-breaking and devastating for a family to lose a father and son at the same time, in such tragic circumstances.

“We pray that Almighty God grant his wife, the rest of Aginighan family and entire Ijaw nation the fortitude to bear this overwhelming loss.”

The condolence statement further stated: “Aginighan was passionate in the struggle for better living conditions for the Niger Delta people. He served in various leadership positions in various organizations committed to improving the quality of lives of Niger Delta people and Nigeria in general. He was Director-General of the Ijaw Youths Action League and held other leadership positions too numerous to mention.

“Pastor Aghinighan has remained very supportive to the Commission, years after serving as the Acting Managing Director. This is indeed a huge and overwhelming loss for his wife, family, the people of the Niger Delta Region and the entire Board, Management and Staff of NDDC.”

 (Source: Dr Ibitoye Abosede, Director, Corporate Affairs, September 3, 2018)