Chief James Onanefe Ibori has commiserated with Delta state’s Gov Ifeanyi Okowa, on the death of Mr. Tony Chuks Obuh, Chairman, Delta State Bureau of Pensions.
In a statement signed by Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, Chief Ibori said that Obuh will always be remembered for his variegated roles as an excellent Civil Servant, astute administrator and committed politician.
Ibori said: “Mr Obuh served as a Civil Servant for 32 years, starting from the old Bendel state as an Administrative Officer II in 1982. He was already recognised as a shining star there and was given challenging assignments; Director, Investment and Loans, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, as well as Acting Chairman, Bendel Insurance Company Ltd.
So, he was already a seasoned Civil Servant when our dear Delta state was carved out from Bendel State, and he was one of those who helped the young Delta state not only to settle down but to build the stout foundation on which it rests and which has helped it to enjoy quick development.
I remember that it was during my administration that Tony Obuh became a Permanent Secretary in 2007. He honoured that post with his passionate, relentless and selfless service. On retirement, Mr. Obuh joined the Peoples Democratic Party and contested the 2015 governorship election.
Tony Obuh was dependable both as a Civil Servant and in his private life.
He will surely be remembered as a pillar of every community he has lived in, especially his Oki, Ika South LGA community, and a devout member of the Catholic Church for he really lived a life of service.
May God give the entire member of the family, the Oki village and the Ika South LGA people the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May his gentle soul will rest in perfect peace”.