Casket of the Nwigwes; Wife Francisca, and three children: Chisom, Ebubechukwu, Ifechukwu
In what will come across as a really heart-rending development, a man has buried his wife and kids in one day.
Five members of the Nwigwe family of Urunnebo, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government who died in an accident have been buried.
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, speaking about the sad development, described the incident as a painful loss.
The governor who was represented by the Head of Service, Prince Harry Uduh stated this today at the burial of the victims including a wife, Francisca; three children: Chisom, Ebubechukwu, Ifechukwu and a house-help already buried at Ihiala her home town.
Consoling the bereaved the governor said:
"What can you tell a man that lost his wife and four children? It is a very painful loss. I believe in my heart that there is nothing God cannot do. He will surely give the family the fortitude to bear the loss."
The governor told the family that the government and Ndi Anambra are standing with them at this moment of grief and assured that the state will render assistance to assuage their immediate needs.
In her condolence message, the Wife of the governor, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano, told the Mr. Hyacinth Nwigwe the husband who survived the accident, “take heart and be strong in faith because God in His infinite mercy kept you alife for a good purpose.”
The family was involved in a tragic road accident which left the husband, Hyacinth with broken leg on their way from Pilgrimage at Holy Land, Olo, Enugu State on September 16, 2016.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Managing Director of Anambra Broadcasting Messrs. Emeka Ozumba and Uche Nworah from Enugwu-Ukwu were part of government delegation.
See more photos below:
(L-R): Representative of Anambra State Governor, Head of Service, Prince Harry Uduh condoling with the Mr. Hyacinth Nwigwe, flanked by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Emeka Ozumba, and MD of ABS, Nze Uche Nworah at the burial of the Nwigwes at Urunnebo, Enugwu-Ukwu.
Cross-section of mourners