Niger Delta Nigeria Obituary

President Tinubu mourns sudden death of Cairo Ojougboh, former NDDC director, while watching Super Eagles match

President Bola Tinubu expressed profound sorrow upon learning of the demise of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Dr. Ojougboh, a distinguished figure in Nigerian politics, breathed his last on Wednesday.

According to some media reports, Dr. Ojougboh may have suffered a cardiac arrest while watching the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final football match between Nigeria and South Africa on Wednesday.

Dr. Ojougboh’s journey in public service spanned several significant roles. He served as a member of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007 and emerged as a prominent leader within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State. His commitment to advancing the welfare of his constituents and contributing to the nation’s progress left an indelible mark.

President Tinubu expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Ojougboh family, the Delta State government, and the people of Delta State during this sombre time. In his words:


“It is with a heavy heart that I receive the news of the passing of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh. His legacy as a dedicated public servant and a steadfast APC leader will forever resonate. We mourn his departure and stand in solidarity with those who loved and admired him.”

As the Ojougboh family grapples with their loss, President Tinubu invokes faith and resilience:

“May the departed soul of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh find eternal rest. Let us draw strength from the Almighty, who oversees the affairs of humanity. In the cherished memories and enduring legacy of this late APC chieftain, may solace be found.”

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