The Rivers Government has announced the death of the the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Emmanuel Aguma.
Mr Aguma, a senior advocate of Nigeria, died on Friday in a London hospital.
Emma Okah, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, announced Mr Aguma’s death in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
He said it was with pains, but with gratitude to the Almighty God that the Rivers Government announced the death.
“Until his death, Emmanuel Aguma, SAN served the state with amazing sense of reponsibility, commitment, passion, competence and courage.
“At all times, even in his sick bed, his exemplary zeal to serve Rivers never waned,” he said.
Mr Okah said the state Gov. Mr Nyesom Wike had approved that flags should fly at half-mast for two days beginning from Saturday as a mark of honour to mourn the departed legend.
“Needless to say that Rivers and indeed the nation will miss his versatility and invaluable contributions to the development of our state and Nigeria.
“This loss is monumental, but we urge all people of goodwill to remember his family in Port Harcourt and the state in prayers,” he said.