Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa,at the weekend, commiserated with the Bishops and the entire parishioners of the Catholic Diocese of Warri over the sudden demise of Very Rev. Fr. Dr Louis Odudu.
Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Charles Aniagwu said the death of Fr. Odudu was regrettable and unfortunate especially as he was reported to have escaped from his abductors prior to his death.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State I condole with his Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. John Afareha, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Warri, the priests and parishioners over the death of Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Louis Odudu
“As a government we will continue to ensure the security of lives and property. We will continue to partner with security agencies to ensure that Delta State remains unsafe for kidnappers and other criminals to carry out their evil enterprise.
Until his death, Fr. Odudu was the Chaplain of the Seat of Wisdom Catholic Chaplaincy of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State.
The Governor who expressed sadness over the death of Rev Father Dibia, Governor Okowa described the late priest as one of the most vibrant and charismatic priests in the Diocese of Iseluku who was committed to the growth and development of the church wherever he served.
“The death of Fr. Dibia comes at a time when his services were most needed especially as he was a committed Church builder and had footprints of his developments in all the parishes he served.
“Although Fr Dibia was reported to have died of health challenges, he will be missed by Catholic Priests, Catholic faithfuls, members of the Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria, friends and family members,” the Governor said.
Until his death, he was the Parish Priest of St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Ibusa, Delta State and the Assistant Chaplain of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria (CCRN).
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