The Bayelsa State Government wishes to condole with the family, people and Government of Kaduna State over the ill-fated helicopter crash that claimed the life of His Excellency, Patrick Yakowa, while returning from a funeral ceremony of the father to the Special Adviser to the President on Research and Documentation, Late Pa Douglas at Tombi area of Okoroba Community, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State at about 16:00 hours on the 15th of December, 2012.
The Bayelsa State Government also wish to condole with the family of the immediate past National Security Adviser and the Chairman of Bayelsa State Post Flood Management Committee, General Andrew Owoye Azazi (Rtd) who was among the passengers on board the ill-fated helicopter crash.
Our heartfelt condolences also go to the families of the personal security aides to both Chief Yakowa and General Azazi .
The vacuum created by the demise of these notable personalities will be difficult to fill noting their contributions to the growth of not only their respective states but the Country as a whole.
Hon Markson Fefegha
Hon Commissioner for Information and Orientation