November 21, 2017

Delta State has lost a great human asset – Hon. Monday

The death of Senator Francis Spanner Okpozo has been described as a monumental loss to Nigeria.

“I have learned with great sadness of the death of Third Republic Senator, Chief Francis Spanner Okpozo” the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Ovwigho Igbuya said in Asaba.

The speaker who remembered the accomplishments of Okpozo in the country thanked God for the things he did to make Nigeria a better place.

Specifically, Igbuya highlighted the role of Okpozo in the development of the Niger Delta region.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Igbuya said the late senator was a great man and an amazing leader.

“Nigeria has lost a patriot. Senator Francis Okpozo was more than an illustrious son of Isoko land. He was a politician among politicians. He will be greatly missed” the statement said.

Senator Okpozo, one of the most articulate and ebullient politicians to have emerged from Isoko land was a member of the Third Republic Senate. He represented Delta South Senatorial District on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He was deputy speaker of the defunct Bendel State House of Assembly under the platform of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).

“Senator Francis Okpozo was an outstanding politician and a law-maker per excellence” the speaker said.

He prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul.

Senator Okpozo will be buried on Friday, February 17, 2017 in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area.

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Nwaorgu Faustinus

Nwaorgu Faustinus is a citizen of Nigeria, Mass Communication graduate, freelance writer, columnist, blogger, who contributes articles, commentaries, interviews and news stories to media outfits. He worked as a trainee at NTA Yola, Adamawa State where he covered Seminars, workshops, news conferences as well as political rallies amongst others from 2000-2001. After his internship, he went back to school to complete his education at the first private poly technique - OSISATECH where he obtained HDN Certificate with upper credit in Mass Communication in 2005. He lives in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State one of the oil producing States in Nigeria.