PHOTOS: President Jonathan, VP Sambo, Ex-Bayelsa State Gov Alamiyeseigha Paid Condolence Visit To Mrs Oronto Douglas

RIP: Oronto Douglas
Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research, Documentation and Strategy, Oronto Douglas, passed on at the State House clinic at 4:58 a.m. Thursday [April 9]. He was aged 49.

A lawyer and committed environmentalist, Mr. Douglas was a commissioner for information in Bayelsa and was a delegate from the state for the 2005 National Political Reform Conference organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

President Jonathan in a statement released by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, extends his heartfelt condolences to the Douglas family and the government and people of Bayelsa State on the death of one of their most distinguished sons who served his country, state and the Niger Delta region, passionately and diligently, during his very impactful years on earth.

The Presidential statement stated Oronto Douglas who passed away after a protracted battle with cancer was President Jonathan’s personal aide for close to a decade. The President will always remember him for his passion for work, excellence, inspiring creativity and outstanding commitment to his duties, the statement concludes.

Moments ago, President Jonathan, Vice President Sambo, Former Bayelsa state Governor Alamiyeseigha paid condolence visit to the family of late Oronto Douglas as captured below:

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