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PM O'Neill saddened by Agiru's passing



Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has extended his condolence and sympathy to the family of the late Governor Anderson Pawa Agiru after hearing of his death this morning.


Governor Agiru died at the Pacific International Hospital  this morning following an on-going  illness.

Prime Minister O’Neill joined other leaders in extending his sorrow at the passing of a great leader.

“I was saddened at the news that Governor Anderson Agiru MP has passed away.”

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Papua New Guinea, I extend our condolences and sympathy to the family of the Late Governor. “Governor Agiru was a man who was dedicated to serving the people of Hela and the Nation.

He provided strong leadership in Hela for the delivery of the PNG LNG project that is one of the great successes of our nation. “In the final years of his life, the Late Anderson Agiru had the honour of serving his people as their Governor, and did this as the first Governor of the Province.

“Recent years may have seen a number of challenges as the Governor, but he was steadfast in his defence and he retained his position.

“His political career had seen ups and downs and he was always a man who would take on a challenge and see it through.

“The Late Governor Agiru battled illness in the past year in the same way he approached politics. He fought illness through to the end but sadly he is no longer with us.

“May the Lord rest the Late Governor Agiru’s soul and may his family be proud of his achievements in his life.”

Meanwhile, the body of the late Governor  has been transported to the Erima Funeral Home, while the place for a Haus Krai is yet to be settled. 

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