President Bola Tinubu has condoled with the family and the people of the Delta State over the death of the Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi Joseph Edozien, the traditional ruler of Asaba, Delta State.
The media aide to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, in the statement on Thursday, said Tinubu celebrates the impactful life of the late monarch and eminent professor of medicine, acknowledging his advocacy for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians and inimitable role 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,” the President said.
While praying for the peaceful repose of the beloved departed, the President urged the Royal Family and all those who mourn this gaping loss to take solace in the legacies of His Royal Majesty.
Born on July 28, 1925, the Asagba died a few months before his 99th birthday anniversary.