The Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has expressed shock and profound grief over the news of the death of Mr Egbuna Amuta, his Senior Special Assistant on Grassroots Mobilization.
Mr Amuta’s death on Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 had left his family, friends, colleagues and a large segment of the media and political class of Anambra State in a pool of tears.
In a formal statement announcing Mr Amuta’s death, the Secretary to Government of Anambra State, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said, “Governor Obiano is shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Egbuna Amuta, his Senior Special Assistant on Grassroots Mobilization. Amuta’s death has left us with a deep sense of bereavement and a lingering ache that will take some time to heal.”
Speaking further, the governor described the deceased as very passionate and committed aide whose powerful voice in the media will be sorely missed.
Said he, “Mr Amuta gave his best in the service of Anambra State. His commitment to duty was exceptional. So was his drive for excellence. Amuta made a lot of contributions to the political advancement of Anambra State. His death is a heavy blow on our dear state.”
Governor Obiano prayed God to grant Mr Amuta’s survivors especially his wife and children the fortitude to bear the loss while assuring them of his personal support.
Before his appointment as aide to the Governor, Amuta was a Deputy Director (News and Current Affairs) at Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) and the Presenter of the programme, ‘Face The Press’ on ABS Radio and Television.