(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-The burial of Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Emmanuel Chinwe Aguma, SAN, who passed recently, has been scheduled for September 14 and 15, 2018.
This indication was given by the Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, when he received the National President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.
The NBA boss, who visited to condole the government and people of Rivers State over the loss, said: “This is a very sad visit, to condole with you and the government and people of Rivers State on the loss of the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Hon. Emmanuel Aguma, SAN. Noting that Hon. Emmanuel Aguma, SAN, left indelible marks on the legal profession, Mahmond added that the late Aguma left indelible marks on the legal profession.
Governor Wike, who had hinted that the burial of the late Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice will be held on September 14 and 15, 2018, added that a burial committee will be set up on Friday to start preparations for the funeral.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, has commiserated with the government and people of Rivers state on the sudden demise of Hon. Emmanuel Chinwe Aguma, SAN, noting that the death came as a big shock to all who have followed closely, the track records and contributions of the late Aguma in the service of Rivers State.
In a condolence message signed by Mr. Paulinus Nsirim, chairman and Mrs. Joye Akiyata, secretary of NIPR, Rivers State chapter, the Institute described the late Aguma as an astute legal luminary who served the State with zeal and passion, noting that “his dedication to service and sense of responsibility are rare attributes that will be greatly missed”, the massage concluded. The Institute prayed for God to grant his family, the governor and people of Rivers State the fortitude to bear such irreparable loss.
In a related development, the Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has described the late Attorney General, as a brilliant and intelligent individual, who cannot be forgotten in a hurry. He said: “Chinwe Aguma was a brilliant, witty, charming, resourceful and intelligent individual. He was somebody that once you know him, you cannot forget him in a hurry because he was a man of ideas in more senses than one.
“One thing I know everybody will say about late Chinwe Aguma is that he was forthright and brutally honest and he will always say things as it is. He wasn’t one to colour the truth in whatever form he saw it”, the former Secretary to Rivers State Government said when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the departed Aguma.
The late Chinwe Aguma, 57, passed on last Friday in a London hospital after a brief illness and he left to mourn him an aged mother, wife, children and relations.