In the early hours of Sunday, the Abia State government has announced the death of the State Commissioner for Environment, Chief Solomon Ogunji.
In a release issued by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, and made available to reporters in Umuahia, on Sunday.
Ogunji passed on Saturday at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, after a brief illness relating to High blood pressure.
However, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed sadness and shock over the unfortunate death of the Commissioner.
The Governor condoled with the family of the bereaved, friends and well-wishers and prayed that the Almighty God will give the family of Dr Ogunji the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and rest his soul in the bosom of the Lord.