- Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has joined other prominent Nigerians to pay homage to the late Ibrahim Kefas
- Kefas, who was a famous soldier, Administrator, and politician who headed the Delta State during the Abacha era
- Governor Okowa noted that Kefas contributed immensely to the development of Delta as a frontline state
Asaba – Governor Ifeanyi Okowa informed the Kefas family and the Taraba state government about the death of former Delta state military administrator Air Commodore , condolences Ibrahim Kefas (ret.).
Kefas, who comes from Wukari in Taraba, died on Friday October 1st after a short illness in a hospital in Abuja. He was 73 years old.
In a statement by his spokeswoman Olisa Ifeajika, the governor of Delta State also deplored the Wukari community about the sad incident.
He said that the late Kefas was a renowned soldier, administrator and politician who, after retiring from the military, was chairman of this party – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – in Taraba.
He noted that the deceased distinguished himself as the military administrator of the Cross River and Delta states between 1993 and 1996.
was part of the statement :
“On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Delta, I grieve with the Kefas family, the people of Wukari and the government of the state of Taraba over the death of Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (retired).
“The late Kefas was an accomplished soldier, administrator and statesman who will be remembered because he embodied service and patriotism in Nigeria’s development during his service.
” He will very missed by everyone who knew him, especially those whose lives he influenced. ”
He prayed to God that he would accept the soul of the deceased and the family and gave the relatives the strength to bear the loss.
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The late Kefas, who aged Died 73 years old, served as an administrator under the military regime of the late General Sani Abacha. In 2007 he tried to become the PDP candidate for governor of Taraba State, but lost to Captain Danbaba Suntai .