A press statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said Nwakaudu died after a brief illness at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt.
Nwakaudu was chief press secretary to Wike when he was Minister of Education between 2011 and 2015. He was appointed SA, Electronic Media to Wike when he became the governor of Rivers State in 2015.
The statement by Nsirim said, “Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has expressed shock over the sudden death of his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu
“He described late Nwakaudu as a loyal and dedicated professional who contributed immensely to the implementation of the The NEW Rivers Vision.
“The governor on behalf of his family, the government and good people of the State condoled with the bereaved family.
“He prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“Late Nwakaudu died today at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) after a brief illness.”