Former Federal Commissioner for Works in the 1970s, Orho Obada, is dead.
A onetime Acting Chief of Air Staff and former Aide-de-Camp to late Nigerian President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, died on Saturday night after a brief illness.
A relation, who confirmed his death on Sunday, said, “Obada fell ill just last week.”
His demise is coming a day after Tom Amioku, a former Commissioner for Works in Delta died from an illness.
Also, a few days ago, another Delta former Commissioner and Federal House of Representatives member, Joyce Overah, died after a brief illness.
Obada, until his death, was the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the apex Urhobo socio-cultural organisation, Urhobo Progress Union Worldwide.
The late Obada, born in Ikwewhu, Agbarho, Delta State, Nigeria, wass a retired military officer, civil contractor and community leader resident in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
His education took him from Hussey College in Nigeria (1953 – 1958) to Regular Officers Training School in Teshie, Ghana in 1959, to the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England, UK in 1960, and finally to the Joint Services Staff College in Latimer, England, UK in 1968, among others.