Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commiserated with the Oniga family, Urhobo nation and Nollywood over the death of veteran actress, Rachael Oniga. .
The renowned movie star, who hails from Eku in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta, reportedly died on Friday in Lagos. She was 64.
In a statement in Asaba on Saturday by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, his Chief Press Secretary, governor Okowa expressed bewilderment at the death of Oniga, saying she was a consummate actress whose demise is a huge loss to Delta and Nigeria.
He noted that the deceased contributed immensely to the “revolution” in the movie industry in the country, saying that she was a great name in Nollywood, which she contributed hugely in birthing and nurturing.
The governor said “on behalf of the government and people of Delta, I offer my deepest condolences to Oniga family and friends, including Nollywood community where the veteran movie actress featured prominently as a matriach.