Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday commiserated with the family of renowned Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sen. Adegor Eferakeya, who passed on Tuesday, at 78 years.
Okowa, also commiserated with the people of Delta Central Senatorial District, the Urhobo nation, Deltans, as well as political associates and friends of the deceased.
According to him, the late Senator, who represented Delta Central Senatorial District in the 6th Senate, was a renowned medical practitioner in Amukpe-Sapele where he lived a life of service to God and the nation.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba on Tuesday, the governor commended the late senator’s disposition to serve the people and the nation whenever he was called upon, while always promoting democratic values and culture among his people.
He said while in the Senate, Prof. Eferakeya led the Senate through a debate on a bill seeking to establish a national DNA data bank to help in the investigation of crime and identification of unknown corpses and also objected to the October 4th 2009 deadline by the Federal government for ending the amnesty it had granted to militants in the Niger Delta, saying termination of the amnesty was premature.
Governor Okowa urged the children, friends and political associates of the late elder statesman to keep alive his commitment to the unity, peace and stability of not only Delta State, but also the entire country.
The Governor prayed Almighty God to comfort the family and all those who mourned the septuagenarian and grant his soul eternal rest.