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Ex-FIRS chairman loses brother

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A former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru has lost her brother, Dr. Austin Omoigui in the United States.

According to a joint statement by Omoigui and Asemota family, the late Austin died on April 18, 2021.

The deceased was described as a “pre-eminent interventional cardiologist in Columbia, South Carolina and foremost Nigerian civil-military and Benin historian”.

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The statement said: “The family of Surveyor Daniel Aiyanyo Omoigui of the Egite family, Isi in Uhunmwode LGA, Edo State and the entire Egite family of the Edo kingdom and Barr. Mrs Grace Onaiwu Omoigui nee Asemota (late) and the entire Asemota family of Ogbe Quarters, Oredo LGA, Edo State are heartbroken as we announce the passing of our dearly beloved son, husband, father, brother, in-law, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend – Dr. Nowamagbe Austin Omoigui MD, MPH, FACC.

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“He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Moira Omoigui nee Aghahowa, their children (Ikponmwosa Omoigui, Ighiwiyisi Omoigui, Iyegbekosa (Egbe) Omoigui & Izevbokun (Izzy) Omoigui, Iyare Omoigui and Iriagbonse Omoigui), his father, Surveyor Daniel Aiyanyo Omoigui and his four siblings – Dr. Sota Omoigui, Ifueko M Omoigui Okauru, Eghosa Omoigui and Nosa Omoigui, their spouses and children.

“We are immensely grateful to God for the life he lived, the service he gave to family and country, and most importantly, his love, care for, and devotion to his wife, children, family and friends. We are also thankful to all those that supported him in health and in sickness.

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According to the statement, although his burial rites will begin on May 5, his remains will be interred on May 15, 2021.

The statement added: “COVID 19 protocols will be strictly enforced for your health and safety please.

“As we pray for the repose of the soul of our dearly beloved Dr. Nowamagbe Austin Omoigui (1959-2021), we thank you for your love and outpouring of condolences for him and his family.”

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