The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has mourned the passing of renowned educationist and his former principal, Chief Samuel Irowa Ayela-Uwangue.
The governor, in a statement, described the late school administrator as a disciplinarian and moulder of great minds, commending his exemplary life and contribution to the development of the state and nation.
According to Obaseki, “I received the news of the passing of renowned educationist and my former principal, Chief Samuel Irowa Ayela-Uwangue with a heavy heart.
“An academic of repute and administrator par excellence, Chief Ayela-Uwangue would be remembered for his efforts in inculcating the value of hard work in us and grooming students that are found worthy in both character and learning.
“Chief Ayela-Uwangue’s tutelage, exemplary life of service and distinction have inspired many of us to tow the path of excellence and honour. We are glad that he lived a blessed and impactful life.
“I pray that the good Lord will grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May his soul rest in peace.”