GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has urged youths in the state to ensure a peaceful environment as the burial rites for the late President-General of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Major-General Patrick Aziza (Rtd) commences.
The Governor made the appeal on Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 during an inspection tour of facilities put in place for the burial rites of the deceased statesman at his home town, Adagbrasa, Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
Series of programme have been lined up for the burial ceremony which would culminate in his internment at the weekend.
According to Dr Uduaghan who addressed the women and youths of the community, the late Aziza was a man who worked for the peaceful co-existence in the state and as such, his burial ceremonies should be devoid of any unhealthy occurrence.
While emphasizing that youths in particular should be peaceful and ensure that nobody losses his or her valuables during the ceremonies, Dr Uduaghan observed that a lot of dignitaries were expected to attend the burial ceremonies and urged the people not to engage in actions that could portray the state in bad light.
Responding, a woman leader in the community, Mrs Catherine Ileleji thanked Governor Uduaghan for his commitment towards ensuring a befitting burial for the late UPU President-General and assured that they will caution their children to be of good behaviour as the ceremonies for the burial lasted.