The Abia state government has announced the demise of the deputy chief of staff in the office of the governor, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai.
Chief Ukpai reportedly died of undisclosed ailment, however, Newscritic online gathered from sources that he must have died of heart related ailment. Sources also disclosed that there are fears that the COVID-19 vaccine taken by him must have triggered sudden death. This fears might not be genuine afterwards.
Announcing the death via a press statement, the government said it is with sadness and deep sense of loss that Abia State Government wishes to announce the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, who passed on in the early hours of today after a brief illness.
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long term associate, friend and irreplaceable partner in progress. He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in General.
Our sincere condolences go to the immediate family, people of Ohafia LGA and the good people of Abia State.
May God grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss and may the soul of Chief Ukpai rest in the bosom of the Lord.