By Archibong Jeremiah
Following confirmation reports that Amaka Ndoma-Egba passed away on November 20, 2020 after an auto crash on Benin-Akure Expressway, condolence has been pouring in.
Among those condolence with the family of Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba is President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Sen. Ben Ayade, Cross River State Governor, His counterparts from Delta and Ondo State, Messrs Ifeanyi Okowa and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu respectively.
Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari commiserates with Senator Ndoma-Egba over death of wife.”
The statement read in part, “President Muhammadu Buhari extends sincere condolences to Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba and members of his family on the sudden and tragic death of his wife, Mrs. Amaka Ndoma-Egba.
“The President says his thoughts and prayers are with them in their period of grief. He prays divine comfort for the entire family of Ndoma-Egba and peaceful repose of the soul of the departed.”
Similarly, Governor Ayade in a statement by Mr. Christian Ita, his Chief Press Secretary said: “The Governor, who prayed for the repose of the departed souls, said the death of Amaka was particularly a big blow to friends, associates and professional colleagues of the Senator with whom he shared a level of commonality.
“Dear Victor, the death of your dear wife is a severe blow on all of us who knew her, and a harder blow on you as her husband, friend and confidant.
“Words cannot adequately convey my heartfelt sorrow over Amaka’s death, for she was a kind and beautiful soul who spread love to all who encountered her,” he said.
The Governor, however, urged Sen. Ndoma-Egba and his family to be consoled by the fact that the deceased selflessly and fervently served God and humanity during her salutary and impactful life on earth.
While praying God to give Ndoma-Egba the fortitude to bear the loss, Ayade prayed God to grant her sole eternal peace.
On his part, Okowa’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba.
Okowa noted that Mrs. Ndoma-Egba reportedly died in a fatal accident near a checkpoint along Ore-Okitipupa road in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday night.
He said that it was heart-breaking to hear of the unexpected and devastating passing of Mrs. Ndoma-Egba, noting that her death was a great loss not just to her family but to the society.
Okowa urged Sen. Ndoma-Egba and family members to be consoled by the legacies his late wife left behind, saying that her contributions to the society, especially to the course of women, remained commendable.
“It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of the tragic passing of Mrs. Amaka Ndoma-Egba, the wife of my good friend and former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba.
“It is indeed heart-breaking to lose a dear one, especially a wife in such a catastrophic circumstance.”
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State described the death of Mrs. Amaka Victor Ndoma-Egba as shocking and devastating, while condoling with the former Senate Leader.
Amaka died after an auto crash on Ore-Okitipupa expressway in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State on Thursday.
The statement was by Mr. Donald Ojogo, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, on Saturday in Akure.
Akeredolu also condoled with all those who lost loved ones in the auto crash.
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