Speaking during a Condolence Visit to the family of Late Austin Nwakoh in Port Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike said the death of the politician is a loss to the entire state.
Governor Wike was accompanied by the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Prince Emma Anyanwu, Chief Marcus Nle-Iji and Former Attorney General of Rivers State, Frank Ohwor.
"This loss is not only for the family. It is a loss for the entire state. He died when the state need his services are needed the most.
"He was a very good man. A very dependable man. I urge the family to take heart. God gives and God takes".
Governor Wike said with the contributions of late Austin Nwakoh, it will be difficult to replace him.
"I am here to condole with the family. He is a a true Christian. The Rivers State Government will support the family at this point of need.
Responding on behalf of the family, Chief Precious Ngboh expressed gratitude to the Rivers State Governor for condoling with the family at the moment of grief.
He appreciated the prompt response of Governor Wike to the tragedy that befell the family, saying that they have been comforted by his kind words.