Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the pro-people contributions of Late Chief Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma to nation building should spur upcoming leaders to work harder for their people.
Governor Wike also witnessed the foundation laying for the Chief Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma Post Graduate Memorial Lecture Block at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education on Friday by Former NTA Director General, Pastor Shyngle Wigwe .
The Governor spoke at a colloquium in memory of Late Chief Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education on Friday.
Governor Wike said: “Late Chief Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma service to the community, state and country should spur the rest of us into greater service to the society.”
Governor Wike said that the Late Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma deserves to be honoured because of his outstanding contributions to the society.
“We are here to honour Late Aguma because of his contributions to the development of the society “, he said.
The Governor noted that the Late Aguma was an upright politician who ensured that he got his ticket in 1998.
He said: “I came in contact with him in 1998 in the political field. He played a key role for people like us to have our ticket . We owe him a duty. We will support whatever is done in his name.”
Elder Statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu described Late Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma as a legend who distinguished himself in academics, politics and politics.
He said that the Late Aguma played an important role in his political and business career.
Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele said Late Chief Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma was an excellent personality with unbeatable record.
Chairman of the occasion and Former Director General of Nigerian Television Authority, Pastor Shyngle Wigwe described Late Chief Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma as a man of integrity who was committed to community development.
He said: “Chief Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma lived for his people. He saved lives during the civil war. He kept on doing good for his people.
“He was a loving father, a caring husband and a noble citizen. He had a home dedicated to the lord.”
He stated that as a teacher, the Late Aguma contributed to the positive upbringing of his students, most of who have attained greatness.
In his remarks, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof G.O.M. Tasie said that the Late Aguma was a great teacher who understood the teaching profession.
He said: “We saw our teacher as s gentleman. We came to emulate him in many ways.”
Member Representing Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 1, Rt Hon Ken Chikere described the Late Aguma as a community leader who sacrificed for the development of the state.
In a remark, Former Member of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Igo Aguma lauded Governor Wike for showing love to the Aguma family.
A minute silence was observed in honour of Former Attorney General of Rivers State, Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma (SAN)
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14th February, 2020.