Mr. Chike Tasie, a former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to three Military Administrators (MILADs) has died.
He was aged 74 years.
Tasie served as CPS to Navy Commodore Amadi Ikwechegh (rtd) and Navy Commodore Anthony E. Oguguo (rtd) in Imo State.
Ikwechegh and Oguguo ruled between 1987 and 1991.
Tasie, who hailed from Umuobiala Community in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State also served as CPS to Group Captian Frank Ajobena when he served as MILAD in Abia state.
Meanwhile, Imo State Governor Uzodimma has commiserated with the Tasie’s family over the demise of the veteran journalist.
In a statement signed his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, Gov Uzodimma noted that Tasie was not only a dedicated public servant but also proved to be loyal to his bosses.
The governor said: “That Mr. Chike Tasie served two Military Governors in Imo State from 1987 to 1991 as Chief Press Secretary and was also considered for the same position when Abia State was carved out from Imo State is an indication that he was dedicated to his duty and earned the trust of those who hired him.”
Governor Uzodimma said he was not surprised that Mr. Tasie rose to the level of a Director in the Abia State Ministry of Information, from where he retired in 2007, noting that, “he was no doubt a thorough-bred journalist.”
He regretted that Mr. Tasie died when his services were still needed by the society and commiserated with his family, friends, associates and well-wishers over the loss.
“It is our prayer that God grants the soul of Mr. Chike Tasie a peaceful repose and to the family and all those he left behind to mourn him, the fortitude to bear the great loss,” the governor said.