River State Information and Communications Commissioner Paulinus Nsirim revealed in a statement on Sunday that Nwakaudu died on Sunday at the Teaching Hospital of River State University after a short illness.
The statement read: “Governor Nyesom Wike expressed shock at the sudden death of his special assistant for electronic media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu.
“He described the late Nwakaudu as a loyal and dedicated professional who made a huge contribution to the realization of the Rivers vision.
“The governor expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased on behalf of his family, the government and the good people of the state.
“He prayed that God would give them perseverance to bear huge losses.”
The governor of Abia, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, sent sympathetic messages to the governor of his river state, Nyesom Wike, and the death of his special assistant in electronic media, the late Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu.
PDP Mourns Simeon Nwakaudu, Condoles Gov Wike
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is shocked by the news of the sudden death of the Special Assistant to Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Electronic Media, Mr.
Our hearts bleed as our nation, the media industry and indeed Rivers state, have lost one of our brightest and patriotic media professionals; a loyal compatriot, who gave his all in serving our dear nation.
Nwakaudu was a courageous and hardworking Nigerian, who dedicated his youthful life in serving our nation as an accomplished journalist, Special Assistant to Governor Wike during his tenure as Minister of Education and then as his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, where he contributed immensely in the implementation of Governor Wike’s vision for a New Rivers State.
Indeed, Ezeudu’s death is a painful loss not only to Governor Wike and the government of Rivers state but also to our great party, the PDP, the media industry and our nation, Nigeria, at large.
The PDP is particularly pained that Nwakaudu died at his prime when his skills and patriotism were still most needed.
The PDP commiserates with Governor Wike, the Nwakaudu family, the government of Rivers state and prays that God grants them the fortitude to bear this painful loss.
Kola Ologbondiyan National Publicity Secretary