UMUAHIA—PROFESSOR Mkpa Agu Mkpa, the Secretary Government of Abia State, weekend, survived a ghastly auto crash along Abiriba road, leading to his home town.
Mkpa was said to be traveling home for a funeral ceremony of a relation when the accident occurred.
However, details of the accident are still sketchy but it was confirmed that the SSG was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where he is receiving treatment.
The driver of the vehicle that collided with Mkpa’s was said to have died but Mkpa and his driver survived.
Mr. Ugochukwu Emezue, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Theodore Orji, confirmed the incident and explained that the SSG and his driver “are stable and responding to treatment.”
Visibly shaken by the incident, Governor Theodore Orji, who rushed to the hospital, assured the SSG that the state government would not abandon him.
He urged the doctors at the centre to do their best to treat the former vice-chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu.
Emezue confirmed that Governor Theodore Orji had already visited them at the hospital where he consoled the SSG and wished him quick recovery.
Emezue said it would have been devastating for the state, in view of the fact that the state was still mourning the eight Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members who died in an auto crash last month , but thanked providence for intervening.
Sympathizing with the family of the victim of the tragic accident, Emezue prayed God to continue to spare and safeguard the lives of government functionaries as well as all Abians.