The speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Thursday paid glowing tribute to Hon. Omawumi Udoh, describing her as “a woman with mental power, political tact and capacity for self-sacrifice”.
In an addressed he delivered during a valedictory service in honour of the late lawmaker, Igbuya said Hon. Udoh was not only influential but also kindhearted.
“Hon. Udoh touched so many lives while she lived” He lauded her great concern for the development of the state.
“Hon. Omawumi Udoh excelled tremendously to the delight of Deltans”.
Igbuya said Udoh devoted her very successful career in politics to serving the people of Delta State, particularly Warri South 1.
“Hon Omawumi Udoh will be remembered for her monumental contributions towards the socio-economic and political stability of the state” he said.
He urged Deltans to emulate Hon. Udoh’s commitment to peace, development as well as her magnificent spirit of philanthropy.
Igbuya also prayed God to grant the soul of the lawmaker eternal rest.
Hon. Udoh, a politician of note, joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on whose platform she was elected member of the Delta State House of Assembly in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
She was Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Oil and Gas, Chairman, Anniversary Committee of the Fourth Assembly, Chairman, House Committee on Transport and Chief Whip.
The late lawmaker sponsored the Delta State Waste Management Bill, 2003, Delta State Conservation Bill, 2003, Delta State Ecological Bill, 2005, Delta State Sickle Cell Centre Bill, 2008; Delta State Micro Finance Institution Bill, 2008; Public Roads Setbacks for (commercial Purposes and Prohibition) Bill 2008 and the Delta State Estate Regulatory Authority Bill, 2009.
Hon. Udoh moved and seconded several motions. She also carried out her oversight functions thoroughly.
She died on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in the United Kingdom.