The media aide to Governor Nyesom Wike, Simeon Nwakaudu, is dead.
The Commissioner for Information in Rivers State, Paulinus Nsirim, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.
Mr Nwakaudu died on Sunday at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital after “a brief illness”, Mr Nsirim said.
The cause of his death was not made public.
The commissioner said Mr Wike has expressed shock over the passing of Mr Nwakaudu whom he described as “a loyal and dedicated professional who contributed immensely to the implementation of the new Rivers vision”.
The governor condoled with the bereaved family and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.