By; VITALIS UGOH Calabar
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (retired), a former Military Administrator of the state.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, Ayade described the late Kefas as a diligent soldier and a sound administrator, who played a key role in the development of the state during his tour of duty to the state between 1993-1994.
“I received with sadness the news of the demise of the ex-MILAD, Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (retired). He was a fine gentleman who proved his mettle as an astute administrator during his tour of duty in our state as Military Administrator,” the statement quoted Ayade.
The governor rued that by the former Military Administrator’s transition, “death has robbed Cross of a dear friend, a statesman and a partner in the socio-economic and infrastructural development of our state.
“While we join his family, the people of Wukari, the government and people of Taraba state and the Nigerian military to mourn his passing, we are consoled that he left behind legacies that would keep his memory alive.
“For in the words of Ann Lnn, “when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.’”Ayade prayed to God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
He assured the family that his thoughts and prayers are with them as they grieve.