The former Director General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA), Professor Saidu Ogah has passed on. The Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, died after a brief illness on Monday at Nisa Premier Hospital in Abuja.
At the time of filing this report, it was gathered that his body left National Mosque Abuja after funeral prayer to be buried in Kogi.
The deceased hailed from Abejukolo in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Following the announcement of his demise, tributes have continued to pour in from well meaning Nigerians, especially his home state, Kogi where many described him as a helper.
Alfa Solomon wrote:
“What a monumental loss!
A young man passes through huddles and tempest to be one among his contemporaries,went through a lots,saw and conquered but to the prime time of his relaxation after service,the ugly death came and took him away.
Professor Saidu Ogah is one of the finest and refined igala man who has set a pace, driving by determination,zeal and passion for knowledge over years,he’s a trial blazer,pathfinder,enthusiasm,and an intelligentsia who has calved a wood out of mud telling you “it’s possible” a visionary,a big fish in a small pond, it’s a rude shock to hear you’ve commence your journey to the great beyond,so sad.
You made us proud,you put smile on our faces, you encourage and set a lofty standard sir, you have surgeon so well,rest on sir,we would miss you greatly.”
“I joined others to mourn at your exit from the world. Your Simplicity was displayed at NANS Inauguration in 2016 when I was already sitted on a high table at Sheraton Hotel Abuja.I offered you my sit because you arrived late but you rejected telling me that you are comfortable with where was offered you (Floor).We have lost a gem in the person of Professor Saidu Ogah Onailo former NARSDA boss.May Allah accept you in Aljanah (Aamin).”