Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has commiserated with the family of Mr. Chike Tasie, former Chief Press Secretary to two Military Governors of Imo State – Navy Commodore Amadi Ikwechegh (rtd) and Navy Commodore Anthony E. Oguguo (rtd) .
Mr. Tasie served the two Military Governors between 1987 and 1991.
He died at the age of 74.
A veteran journalist, Mr. Tasie hailed from Umuobiala community in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.
Upon the creation of Abia State in 1991, Mr. Tasie who was already serving as CPS to then Navy Commodore Oguguo was also reappointed CPS to then Group Captain Frank Ajobena (rtd) , the first Military Administrator of Abia State.
Mr. Tasie had the singular honour of serving three Military Governors as CPS.
Governor Uzodimma said in a statement by Oguwike Nwachuku, his Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, that Mr. Tasie was not just a dedicated public servant but 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 for 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.