Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Service Commanders of the Rivers State Security Council yesterday paid a condolence visit to the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the passage of the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN).
The Service Commanders, who were led by the Assistant Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Zone C, Sanusi Umar, comprised of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Navy, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Police, Civil Defence, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
Umar described the late Attorney General of the state as a very reliable and industrious public officer.
While condoling with the Government and People of Rivers State on sudden demise of the attorney general, Umar said the late Aguma was a true professional.
He said: “All of us here interacted with him while he was alive. He was a true professional who was very reliable and industrious. He was active, cheerful and broadminded.”
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, reiterated that the late Attorney General was one of the best hands in the State Executive Council.
He said that it would be difficult to find a replacement for him as he was an embodiment of selfless service, professionalism and loyalty.
Wike explained that he noticed that the Late Attorney General of Rivers State was ill during the series of inauguration of projects as part of the third anniversary of his administration. He said though the Attorney General offered to witness the inauguration of National Industrial Court, he insisted that he should travel for urgent treatment.
The governor lamented that the passage of the state attorney general was very devastating at this time.
“No matter how painful it is, we cannot question God. Everything will be done to give him a befitting burial,” Wike said.
The governor said consultations were on with all major stakeholders to arrive at the burial date for the late Aguma.
The Rivers State Security Council later moved to the family of the late Attorney General where they condoled with his aged mother.