Yenagoa—The Executive Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor on public affairs and social orientation, George Turnah has commiserated with Ibara John Sambo, director of domestic affairs, Government House, Yenagoa, and his family over the demise of his father, Chief W.D Opokuma Ikisa Sambo.
Turner in a condolence message signed by his media assistant, Kelvin Loveday Egbo on Wednesday expressed shock over the death of the late patriarch, describing him as a good man and a hero who put his life in the line of duty for the love of his country.
He said, “It is certainly a tough moment for you and members of your immediate family. Your late father was a good man, committed to his Christian faith and served the lord with all his heart.
“He was also a fine soldier who put in 32 years of unblemished service to nation and humanity and retired gallantly from a successful military carrier.
“Like other heroes past, he put his life on the line for love of country and gave his all for the security and peace of our dear nation, Nigeria. Truly, he will be missed.”
Calling on the family to take solace in the fact that the late Chief Ikisa Sambo led a good life, the governor’s aide expressed belief that his son, John Sambo would follow in his father’s footsteps in leading a pious life to the delight of his father even in death.
He further said the late Chief Ikisa Sambo’s death is a loss not only to his surviving family but to Bayelsa State and by extension the Ijaw nation.
“It is my firm belief that you will strive to uphold the Christian virtues, societal norms, cultural ethics, and moral values that your father lived and died for.
“His death no doubt is a loss not just to your immediate family, but the people of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, and indeed the Ijaw nation.
“Though papa has left us at a time his wise counsel is most needed by you, your siblings, and the Government of Bayelsa State, be consoled that he has gone to be with the Lord his maker.”
Turnah prayed to God to grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Late Chief W.D Opokuma Ikisa Sambo (Rtd.) passed on at the age of 76.