The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has described the death of business mogul and chieftain of the APC, Idahosa Okunbo as a painful loss.
Kalu, in a condolence message issued on Monday in Abuja, acknowledged the contributions of the late philanthropist to the social, economic and political development of the country.
The former governor of Abia said that the good deeds of the deceased would continue to speak for him.
While advising the family of the deceased to uphold the legacies of Okunbo, Kalu prayed for strength and peace for the deceased’s family.
Kalu noted that the late Okunbo was successful in all facets of life.
“On behalf of the people of Abia North Senatorial district, I commiserate with the government and people of Edo State over the passing of prominent businessman, Captain Idahosa Okunbo.
“The deceased was an astute businessman, consummate politician and philanthropist of repute.
“He contributed to nation building and humanity through various platforms and initiatives.
“The late chieftain of APC was a detrabilised and selflessness Nigerian, whose memories will linger forever in the minds of his family, friends and associates.
“He will be greatly missed.”
Kalu prayed to God to grant the late businessman eternal rest.
He also conveyed his condolences to the new Olu of Warri, Oba Tsola Emiko, who is married to the late Okunbo’s daughter, Ivie. (NAN)