Joyce Overah, a member of the board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) is dead.
The late board member who represented the Urhobo ethnic nationality of Sapele, Ethiope West and Okpe Local Council Area and  died on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 after a brief illness.
The Managing Director of the agency, Bashorun Askia Ogieh announced his passing on in a statement as he expressed shock and sadness over the death of one of the board members of the agency, Mr. Joyce Overah.
“We’ve lost an articulate, passionate and forthright member of our board whose painful passage is hard to imagine. But we are consoled that he demonstrated his passion for his people in very practical ways that are enduring,” Bashorun Ogieh said.
Bashorun Ogieh described the death of Overah, a consummate politician and key stakeholder in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, as a blight on the seamless progressive trajectory of the Board since its inauguration about a year ago by the state Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.