Ex-Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has commiserated with the family of late Chief Sunny Odogwu over the death of the business icon, describing it as a monumental loss to the state and Nigeria.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Delta South Senatorial candidate said that; “I received with a heavy heart the news of the passage of a renowned businessman, philanthropist and industrialist, Odogwu.”
“Odogwu, like many other great businessmen who hail from Delta, brought pride to the people of the state. His death is a great loss to our dear state, Delta, Nigeria and personally to me, who had the opportunity of tapping from his global experience in business.”
“He was very committed to the development of Delta and Nigeria and provided insightful suggestions and ideas that moved the state forward. Whenever I called on him as a governor, he will always give me that listening ear and support.”
“Throughout the period of the construction of the ultra-modern Government House, Asaba, he visited the site regularly. On the first day he landed at Asaba Airport from Lagos, he drove to my office and said, ‘Thank you, governor. I never expected that I will land with a plane into Asaba in my lifetime’.”
“In my early years in government, he prepared my mind for what I was going to experience in Asaba. I was therefore not taken unaware when some of those things started happening. Odogwu brought innovations into Nigeria’s business circle through his vast knowledge in commerce.”