THE president of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has bewailed the death of the late Enugu state commissioner for transportation, Hon. Mathias Ekweremadu.
The deceased was, up until his demise, the Enugu state commissioner for transportation. He had prior to that, served in the good capacities of Chairman, Aninri local government council, Chief Whip, Enugu state house of Assembly, amongst other principal political and public offices.
He however, was confirmed on the 4th of February 2021 at the Niger Foundation hospital Enugu, he was subsequently buried on Friday, 5th March 2021.
The Senate president condoled his Colleague who is an older brother of the deceased and a former deputy president of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, through a letter.
The letter thus reads:
President of the senate
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
NASS/9th/ S/SP/A/02/34 18th February , 2021
Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu, PhD.,CON
Former Deputy president of the senate
I received with shock, the news of the untimely demise of your beloved younger brother, Hon. Mathias Ekweremadu which sad event occurred on 4th February, 2021
Late Mathias indeed lived an impactful life having risen steadily from chairman of a local government, to chief whip of Enugu State house of Assembly and lastly, Commissioner of transport. He indeed served God and country with solemn dedication and forthrightness.
It is indeed unfortunate that he passed on at a time when his capabilities were yet to be fully harnessed for the good of his family and development of the people of Enugu State .
While the loss of Mathias is devastating, I urge you and the entire family to take solace in the maxim, which says; and in the end, it is not the years in your life that counts, it is the life in your years.
May God grant you and the young family he left behind, the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and equally grant his soul, eternal rest.
Sen. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., CON