Tinubu mourns ex-Rep, Ojougboh who died while watching AFCON Published By: Paul Dada
By Paul Dada
President Bola Tinubu has mourned former Executive Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Cairo Ojougboh who died on Wednesday.
Ojougboh, a former member of the House of Representatives, who represented Ika federal constituency of Delta State, reportedly died while watching the AFCON 2023 semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress was said to have slumped after a penalty kick was awarded against Nigeria during the match.
A statement by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale, said Tinubu received the news of Ojougboh’s death with a heavy heart.
The statement read: “It is with a heavy heart that President Bola Tinubu receives the news of the passing of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, former Executive Director of the, who died on Wednesday.
“Dr. Ojougboh was a member of the House of Representatives (2003-2007) and a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.
“President Tinubu condoles with the Ojougboh family and the government and people of Delta State over this tragic loss.
“While praying for the peaceful repose of the departed, President Tinubu comforts his family and urges them to find strength and hope in God Almighty, who presides over the affairs of men, as well as in the cherished memories and legacy of the late APC chieftain”.