Senator Nnamani’s aide dies of cardiovascular disease

Chimaroke Nnamani

Joseph Oyibo a legislative aide of Senator Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu East has died of cardiovascular disease, the senator said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mr Oyibo, 57, died in Enugu where he had traveled to for an assignment.

He was the personal assistant to Nnamani during the latter’s administration as Enugu State governor.

According to the burial programme released by the coordinator of Ebeano political family Dan Shere, Oyibo’s remains will be laid to rest on October 9 in Amutu Village, Ezi-Nze, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Grieved by the loss, Nnamani said: “He was my dependable political associate, friend and confidant who stood by me through thick and thin.

“His sudden demise is a big blow to me and the larger Ebeano political family.

“I have lost a brother and reliable ally. He was a goal getter and a trusted team player. I will sorely miss him.

“I take solace in the fact that Oyibo left a worthy legacy of honesty, hard-work, humility and courage. He served God and humanity faithfully”.

Nnamani prayed that Oyibo will have eternal rest and for the family to be able to bear the loss.