By Godwin Udoh, Asaba
A teacher and single mother of three children, Monday 27th, May 2019 during the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa Annual Elders’ Tournament, title “Walk to Health”, slumped and died in Delta.
It was gathered that, the deceased whose name as Lovett Igorodhe is the chairman teachers Welfare Committee and also student’s in Asagba Secondary School.
Daily Watch gathered that, Igorodhe is from Aboh in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, who slumped along Total petrol station by traffic light less than two kilometers into the walk of 10 kilometers which commenced at Abraka Junction in Asaba through Dennis Osadebay Way, Nnebisi Road, Anwai road through to Government House, Asaba.
It was a 10 kilometer walk that was strictly for Deltans aged 55 and 70 years without gender discrimination. What is news is that the Delta state government making the death news a secrecy from the public just as the case of the Stephen Kesh’s multi-billion naira equipment collapse during a world soccer tournament.
A source in the School who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Lovett Igorodhe was hale and hearty when she left for the walk, adding that she is a native of Aboh in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of the State and in her 50s. The corpse was said to have been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, FMC.
“Wondering how her children would fair without their mother, the source said the news of her death came to us as a rude shock. If anybody had told us that she die even two years time, we would have doubted it.”
A reliably source told Daily Watch that the late woman would be buried on 22nd June, 2019 and further describing her as lively person, he said the woman was in the Guidance and Counselor unit in the School.
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who received the participants at Government House, expressed joy that elders came out to participate actively in the walk.
Okowa said: “I am glad that this tournament is taking place as it will help us to keep fit and be healthy. Nigerians need to be encouraged to take a walk as it is good for our health and brain and I want to assure everybody that this tournament will be an annual event.
“I want to urge you to always take a walk at least twice a week so as to remain in good health,” commending the organizers and participants in the walk for the colourful tournament.
Dr. Toju Eresanara who came out first in the walk, got the sum of N3 million as price while his runners up, Mr Hyacinth Osuhor and Mr Ojubana Peter got the sums of N2 million and N1 million respectively.