Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Abia State, Mr. Banaebi Edward Ogba, is dead.
Reports said that Ogba died in Umuahia, the state capital on Wednesday.
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka, on Thursday said the state government received the news of the death of the State Immigration Comptroller with profound grief.
The statement read: “The state government received with profound grief, the news of the sudden death of the State Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Banaebi Edward Ogba who passed on yesterday in Umuahia.
“The Governor expressed deep sadness at the demise of a man he referred to as “a gentleman officer” who carried out his duties with utmost dedication and devotion.
“Governor Ikpeazu recalls that as a member of the State Security Committee, the late Comptroller made very useful and incisive contributions during the deliberations of the Committee which went a long way to assisting the State Government in managing issues around the security of lives and property in the State.
“The Governor sends his personal condolences and those of the Government and People of Abia State to the family of the Late Comptroller and the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, while praying God to accept his soul and comfort the family.”