Atiku, Okowa, Dogara, others mourn Tony Anenih
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commiserated with the family members, government and the people of Edo on the death of former Minister of Works, Chief Tony Anenih, who died on Sunday at 85 years in Abuja. The governor’s condolence was conveyed in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu on Sunday in Asaba.
He described the late Iyasele of Esanland (Anenih), as a committed patriot who served the nation at the highest levels with an uncommon sense of patriotism and unwavering dedication.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of elder statesman and former Chairman Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih (CFR), who passed on at the age of 85 years.
“He was a committed patriot, an astute politician and a former Minister of Works who worked to better the lots of his people and Nigerians in general”.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, also condoled with the government and people of Edo State over the demise of Chief Tony Anenih.
Dogara, in a condolence message on Sunday in Abuja, described Chief Anenih’s death as a huge loss not only to Edo state but to the nation as a whole.
Dogara noted that the late Anenih was a fine gentleman, great mobiliser and a reputable nationalist who, all through his life, believed in worked and prompted peace and unity in Nigeria.
“We have lost a father, counselor, leader par excellence and a patriot who gave his all for the unity of this country.
“He was a distinguished and exemplary officer while he served in the Nigerian Police until his retirement as Deputy Commissioner of Police.”
Other mourners include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Former Governor of Delta State James Ibori and Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike all of whom eulogised the statesman craft of the departed Chief Anenih.