From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed deep sadness on the passing of Chairman, Delta State Bureau of Pensions, Sir Anthony Obuh.
Obuh, a retired Permanent Secretary and politician, hails from Oki community, Agbor Kingdom, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
He reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, after a protracted illness.
He was aged 62.
The deceased was Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocols between 2007 and 2014 when he retired voluntarily to contest for the office of Governor of Delta on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Although he lost the primaries, he remained a committed and loyal party man. Former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan later appointed him as Commissioner for Special Duties, a position he occupied until the end of the administration in May, 2015.
Under Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration, he was appointed Chairman, Delta State Bureau of Pensions in June, 2018, a position he held until he died.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday in Asaba, Okowa commiserated with the people of Ika South, Oki community in particular, Agbor Kingdom and the entire Delta Public Service community over the passing of the renowned civil servant and technocrat.