Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has expressed grief and shock on the death of Anthony Chucks Obuh, whom he said served him diligently and faithfully, first as Director in the office of Secretary to the State Government, and Permanent Secretary, Government House, Asaba. Obuh, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, died in the early hours of Thursday morning at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu. Born January 27, 1957, Obuh was until his death, the Chairman, Delta State Pensions Board. In a press statement signed by his media assistant, Monoyo Edon, an extremely downcast and grieving Uduaghan described Obuh as “an experienced retired civil servant, who started working with me first as Director, then Permanent Secretary in SSG’s office, and then my Permanent Secretary in the Government House”.
According to Uduaghan, the late Obuh “becamePermanent Secretary Government House and Protocol, when I was Governor, fromwhere he resigned to contest the Governorship seat of Delta State. After theunsuccessful attempt, he was appointed a Commissioner for Special Duties untilthe end of my administration”. He recalled that in the past few years, Obuh haddealt with a protracted illness for which he had sought medical solutions bothin Nigeria and overseas, adding that he finally succumbed to the illness in theearly hours of this morning. “He was a highly effective and efficienttechnocrat, hardworking, dedicated, and very humble”, he posited. Uduaghan who prayed for the repose of thegentle soul of the deceased, also sent his heartfelt condolences to his familyand associates.