Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State says late Simeon Nwakaudu, Special  Assistant on Electronic Media, who died today contributed immensely to the evolution of the New Rivers Vision pioneered by his administration.
Wike who spoke through his Commissioner for Information and Communications,  Paulinus Nsirim expressed shock over the demise of his personal aide.
He consoled the family of the bereaved on behalf of his family, the Government and good people of Rivers State and prayed that God would grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
It is still not clear what the nature of the  ailment which claimed his life is.
The Government Statement, the first to be issued following his death, was however silent on the root cause of death
What is known is that Nwakaudu became critically ill on Saturday and was rushed to the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital where he gave up Sunday.
Some on social media are beginning to raise eyebrows due largely to the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.
They hope that the authorities would speak up quickly on the nature of the sickness which killed a key government functionary.

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