By; KENNETH ORUSI, Asaba
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed his grief over the passing of one of Nigeria’s renowned Sociologists and anthropologists, Professor Onigu Otite.
Governor Okowa, in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, extends heartfelt condolences to the Otite family, the people of Okpara Inland in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, the Agbon Traditional Council as well as the Urhobo nation and the National Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists NASA on the painful demise of the pioneer Sociologist.
The Governor affirmed that as an author, Otite exuded vibrancy, intelligence and innovation in his works as a social commentator, constantly in search of plausible answers and solutions to contemporary issues bedevilling his society.
The Governor encourages all Nigerians, the literary community and lovers of art to honour Otite’s memory by imbibing the didactic message of his works.
He prays God to console all who mourn the departed academic and grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.