Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described Late High Chief OB Lulu Briggs as a worthy philanthropist who used his wealth to bless the less privileged in the society.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of Late High Chief O.B. Lulu Briggs on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the late High Chief made very quality contributions to the development of Rivers State.
Governor Wike was received by the Widow of Late High Chief O.B Lulu Briggs, Mrs Seniye O. B. Lulu Briggs.
“God gives and God takes. As we come, so we came, so we shall leave. What is important is the contributions that we make to the society.
“God blessed him and he didn’t use the blessing for himself alone. He used the blessing for the society.”, he said.
Governor Wike said during his quest to govern Rivers State in 2014/2015, he consulted Late High Chief O.B. Lulu Briggs who supported his development blueprint.
He said: “He was a man that helped the less privileged. Everyone attests to the fact that he was a giver.
“I have seen the scholarships that he awards to the people”.
The governor said that as a politician under the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN) , High Chief O.B. Lulu Briggs was committed to ideals of development .
Governor Wike assured that the Rivers State Government will actively participate in the burial ceremony of the Late Elder Statesman.
He urged the family to work hard to maintain the legacy of Late High Chief O.B Lulu Briggs.
Responding on behalf of the family, daughter of Late High Chief O.B Lulu Briggs, Mrs Solate Ovunda Akarolo thanked Governor Wike for leading a high-profile delegation to condole with the family.
She said that the family still misses their patriarch. She said that the family will inform the State Government of the burial programme at the appropriate time.