Douglas ' death devastating ---------Mark

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has described as devastating the death of Special Adviser, Research and Strategy to President Goodluck JONATHAN , Mr. Oronto Douglas.

Late Douglas  who died in the early hours of Thursday was a  lawyer, human rights activist and environmentalist .

Senator Mark in a condolence message  to President JONATHAN , Government and People of Bayelsa state lamented that Douglas left when his services were most needed.

The Senate President lamented : " It is sad that Douglas died in his prime when the nation actually needed his services. Douglas was a scholar in his own right. He was resourceful and dedicated . He was a think tank who left a vacuum too difficult to fill.

" I earnestly share in this grief  even as I pray that God in His infinite mercies grant the immediate family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss."

He However counseled the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that late Douglas lived an eventful life and left his positive footprint on the sands of time.

Senator Mark noted that late Douglas would be remembered for his struggle for the emancipation of the people of the Niger Delta and adherent to the rule of law and human rights in NIGERIA,

 Paul Mumeh, chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.

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