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IPF Condoles With Shedrack Agediga, Family Over Brother’s Death





By Stephen Asaba-ase


A Niger Delta Professional Group under the aegis of Ijaw Publishers’ Forum, IPF, has condoled with the chairman of the Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board, Amb. Shedrack Agediga and his family over the sudden death of his brother, Hon. Wilson Gege Agediga.


The group under the dynamic leadership its President Comrade Ozobo Austin, urged the Founder of the Shedrack Agediga Foundation, SAF, and a one-time Executive Director, Planning, Research and Statistics in the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, to take solace during the group’s condolence visit at his Warri residence on Thursday, June 13.


It would be recalled that the late Hon. Wilson Gege Agediga passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at First Rank Hospital off Giwa Amu Road, Warri, after a protracted illness and prompt medical attention.


While delivering the condolence message, Comrade Ozobo said, “We are here to sympathise with you and the entire family over the sad loss of your dear brother, Hon. Wilson Gege Agediga.


“While we acknowledge that this is a trying time for you and the family, we however encourage you and other members of the family to be strong. We cannot question God even though we are in pain but we believe God knows the best,” Comr. Ozobo added.


However, Agediga in his response commended members of the Forum for their prompt visit and assured them that their message is well received, noting that God gives and God takes.


Other members of the IPF present during the visit are Comrade Magbei Tare, Secretary; Mr Kagbala Ezekiel, Public Relations Officer; Mr Ugedi Mike, Financial Secretary; Mr Abai Francis, Chief Researcher; Ekpegha Tamaraupreye and Demebide Anthony, members.


According to the burial notice as announced by the Agediga family, a Service of Songs ceremony will be held at his Okuisoko residence on June 25, while the burial service will be held on June 27, 2024, at Sokebolou community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.