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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Final Rites For Gov Obiano's Mom Begins Amidst Testimonies

The final burial rites of the late mother of Gov Willie Obiano, Mrs Christiana Obiano has commenced with a service of songs at St Joseph's Catholic Church field, Aguleri in Anambra East Council Area. 

The service of songs which was officiated by the Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor also had the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev Geoffery Onah and the auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev Dennis Isizor in attendance.

Gov Obiano while welcoming guests at the event, expressed appreciation for their coming to honor his mother, noting that though she died at a ripe age, she will be greatly missed by many especially her family.

The governor who spoke briefly on the life and times of his dear mother, acknowledged all who supported her during her ailing period especially the clergy, noting that her last days were filled with joy as she enjoyed the company of those she loved.

Bishop Ezeokafor described the late Mrs Christiana Obiano as a devout Christian whose humaneness was widely acclaimed, and urged the Obiano family to take solace in the fact that their mother having lived a good christian life, was resting in the bosom of the Lord.

In a homily, the Most Rev Isizor noted that all mortals must die someday, said Christians should therefore prepare for the inevitable end by striving to please God through good deeds and faith in him.

On his part, the Special Adviser to the governor on Agriculture, Tourism, Training, Methodology and State Emergencies, Venerable Amechi Okwuosa said the event was celebration of a fulfilled life lived according to God's purpose, adding that the rare leadership qualities which Gov Obiano has exhibited in the state governance depicts someone who was thoroughly bred by a virtuous woman.

Performance by the church choir as well as tributes to the late Mrs Obiano by some personages notable of whom was the President, Nigeria Society of Engineers, Mr Ortiz Anyaeji formed the highpoints of the event.

By Kingsley Ezekwelu

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