President Bola Tinubu has acknowledged the late Asagba of Asaba, Delta Obi Joseph Edozien’s advocacy for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians and inimitable roles in forging partnerships across divides.
The monarch died on Wednesday at the age of 99.
In a statement on Thursday by the President’s Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu noted the impactful life of the monarch.
The President also acknowledged the late Asagba’s advocacy for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians and inimitable roles in forging partnerships across divides.
“His Majesty lived a full life defined by the loftiest ideals of peace, unity, patriotism, honesty, and dignity. This is a sad loss, coming at a time when Nigeria needs more peace-builders and bridge-builders,” Tinubu said.
Tinubu also condoled with the family, Delta State Traditional Rulers’ Council, the government, and the people of the state on the painful loss.