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The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom in while reacting to her loss has described the death of veteran actress, Ada Ameh as a monumental pain and loss to the country, the state and especially the African entertainment industry.
“In Ada Ameh, Benue State has lost an Amazon of inestimable value. Through her personal commitment and industry, she promoted the rich culture and tradition of the state at the global stage”, Ortom lamented.
He stated that Ada’s exit has created a huge vacuum in Benue State especially in the entertainment industry adding “millions of citizens especially the movie industry enthusiasts will miss Ada because of her unique style.”
A grieving Ortom added: “Her death at this time is heart rending. A lot of youngsters looked up to her as a role model and she actually mentored many.”
The Governor had also described the Idoma-born actress as a worthy ambassador of the state who through dint of hard work and dexterity, promoted and indeed exported the culture and tradition of Benue State and Nigeria to the outside world.
Ortom stated: “There were no dull moments around her during her lifetime. She radiated warmth and brought pleasantries to many homes across the globe. We shall sorely miss her”.
He prayed that the good Lord grant her eternal rest and give the immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Emeka Rollas, who is the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, had confirmed that Ada Ameh had died on Sunday at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) hospital in Delta State.
According to reports, the actress had kicked the bucket in Warri, Delta State around 11 pm on Sunday.
Ada Ameh was said to have been a guest of an oil company bigwig and his family when she had suddenly collapsed. It was gathered that she was rushed to the NNPC’s hospital but passed on before they arrived the facility.