Gov Okowa pens tribute to ex-delta Military Administrator, Ibrahim kefas

Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has condoled with the Kefas family and Taraba Government over the death of former Military Administrator of Delta, Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (retd).

Kefas, 73, who hails from Wukari in Taraba, reportedly died on Friday in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.

Okowa made this known in a statement that was issued on Saturday by his press secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika.

He commiserated with the Wukari community over the sad incident.

He said that the late Kefas was a renowned soldier, administrator and politician, who was Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba after retirement from the military.

He stated that the deceased distinguished himself as Military Administrator of Cross River and Delta States between 1993 and 1996.

According to the governor, as a military administrator, the departed Kefas contributed immensely to the development of the states he served.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I mourn with the Kefas family, the people of Wukari and the Taraba State Government on the passing away of Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (retd).

“The late Kefas was an accomplished soldier, administrator and statesman, who will be remembered for epitomising service and patriotism in Nigeria’s development while in service.

“He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, particularly those whose lives he affected,” Okowa said.

He prayed to God to accept the deceased’s soul and grant fortitude to the family and associates to bear the loss.

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