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Delta Mourns Sunny Ofili’s Death


Delta state Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has  regretted the sudden transition on Saturday, August 9, of an online Publisher and a member of the state’s Executive Council, Mr. Sunny Ofili.

govTech_OFILI1Late Ofili who died late Saturday in a ghastly auto crash along Benin-Asaba Expressway, was until his demise the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Technology (ICT) as well as the Head, state’s Directorate of Science and Technology.

In a press statement signed by Delta State Commissioner for Information, Barrister Chike Ogeah, Governor Uduaghan affirmed that Ofili’s death came at a time the ICT Park project in Asaba which he initiated “revved into gear with many investors already setting up shop”.

In the meantime, the Commissioner revealed that the State Government was still awaiting the conclusion of the police investigations, regarding circumstances surrounding the crash, which also claimed the live of a prominent traditional ruler, after which further pronouncements would be made.

Late Ofili was a successful journalist and an ICT expert. He was once a staff of the rested African Guardian magazine, a stable of The Guardian Newspapers Limited. He was a fellow of the US-based Centre for Foreign Journalists and Publisher of an online title – The Times of Nigeria journal and contributed immensely in floating of the new Delta state owned newspaper – Delta Herald, which is based in Asaba, the state capital.

As an accomplished ICT expert, he had worked with many blue chip companies such as Lockheed Martin, Bechtel and Symantec, Internet software giant.

The Commissioner stressed that Ofili’s versatility and encompassing passion for innovation would be dearly missed by the State Executive Council.



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