Simeon Nwakaudu, an aide to governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state is dead, the Rivers state government has announced.
Mr Nwakaudu, who hails from Abia died after a brief illness at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital at about 2 pm on Saturday.
The cause of his death is still unknown, but sources at Government House Port Harcourt said Simeon may have died of cardiac arrest.
Governor, Nyesom Wike in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, expressed shock over the sudden death of his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu.
Wike described late Nwakaudu as a loyal and dedicated professional who contributed immensely to the implementation of The NEW Rivers Vision.
The governor prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear their loss.