Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has described the death of a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Pastor Power Ziakede Aginighan and his son, Tami, as a huge loss to the entire people of the South-south and the country in general.
In a statement sent to THISDAY by his media assistant, Tony Eluemunor, Ibori said Aginighan lives on in the hearts of all that experienced his erudition, compassion and dedication to God and the Niger Delta.
“May Tami’s young soul also find rest in the Lord. Rest in Peace, our very beloved PZ Aghinighan.
The former governor added : “Remarkably, during my administration of Delta state, he was the moderator at the cease fire peace conference by the Warri Ijaw/Itsekiri Grassroots Peace Front held at Warri Club under the auspices of the Joint Military Task Force in June 2004 which marked the formal end of the seven years of hostilities between the Ijaw and the Itsekiri of Warri.
“He initiated the peace process that led to the end of the bloody conflict between Ogodobri in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State and Ekeremor in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in August 2003 by affecting the return of captives of war from Ogodobri to Ekeremor.
The late Aghanighan was born on January 9, 1959 at Ezebri, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State.