Saturday, June 11

See What Obiano Said At The Burial Of Richard Okeke, His Deputy’s Father

See What Obiano Said At The Burial Of Richard Okeke, His Deputy’s Father

The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano at the funeral service of late Chief Richard Okeke, who happens to be the father of his deputy Nkem Okeke. The governor when called upon said  the late Chief Richard Okeke, Ezuo of Enugwu-Ukwu na Umunri, father of his Deputy, was a

great man who died leaving a legacy worthy of emulation by all. Governor Obiano stated this in a brief eulogy today at Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Governor Obiano noted that Ezuo Enugwu-Ukwu na Umunri lived a devoted life to the course of the church, family and society and died at a ripe age of eighty-eight years.

Said he: “Ezuo, achieved a lot for his immediate family and community. I recall a few times I met him and he always remindd me to always work well with my son. I can tell you that Nkem and I work like brothers, and most of you know, Nkem is a bright and reliable man. I wish to recognize Nkem’s mother, a very dedicated woman who looked after the husband and every woman should emulate her dedication for leaving every other thing to stick with her husband until his death.”

Obiano urged Nkem and his siblings to uphold the legacy of their father who served the church well and called on Enugwu-Ukwu people to be proud of their great son. He also commended the Bishops who turned out in large numbers for the burial service of the late Ezue.

Earlier in his Sermon, the Dean Church of Nigeria and Archbishop, Metropolitan, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger, the Most Revd. Christian Efobi, called on many to learn some lessons from the life led by Late Chief Okeke and called on all to be ready for death at all times by forsaking their sins, loving God and their neighbour.

He enjoined the Okeke family to remain united in purposeful fellowship. The Archbishop Efobi reiterated that God-ordained destinies for men will surely come to pass, saying that God crowned the late icon’s efforts with success.

Responding, Deputy Governor Nkem and his brother, Emeka Okeke thanked Governor Obiano among others for their support towards the funeral rites, and noted that the ceremony was a celebration of a good life full of legacies, adding that being proud of their roots, they would forever miss their late dad.

A retinue of Archbishops, Bishops, Council of Knights, APGA Stalwarts, Traditional Rulers, Enugu State Governor, Deputy Governors of Kogi, Ebonyi, Enugu, Delta and Cross River, among others also attended the service.

Immanuels Anglican Church Enugwu-ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area, venue for the burial service was filled to capacity for the ceremony which the deceased’s son, the Deputy Governor described as wonderful.

The road from Late Chief Okeke’s residence was heavily gridlocked as the pall bearers as well as the Deputy Governor in Company of his family members and friends took off on foot bearing his late father to the church.

Late Chief Richard Okeke was finally laid to rest in his residence in Awovu village, Enugwu-Ukwu.

Click to see photos

No comments :

Trending News

Other News That You May Like