Abia Deputy Gov, Rep. Onuigbo, MSSTI, Ikoh, Ogah, Others Commiserate With Ahamefula Ikwuano President, Osoagbaka,
…As deceased brother goes homea
The body of late Prince Obioma Uzoanaya Osoagbaka, a former President-General of Ekpirl Ala-Ala will be committed to mother earth on Saturday, February 18, at his country home at Ekpiri Alala Vilage, Ariam in lkwuano LGA of Abia State.
Prince Osoagbaka, a brother to Hon. Chukwuemeka Osoagbaka (aka. Gbakas), a prominent son of Ikwuano, died on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at the age of sixty (60).
In his condolence message, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, amidst regrets, charged the Osoagbaka’s and the entire people of Ikwuano to take solace in God’s word.
The deputy Governor described the deceased as one who lived a life worthy of emulation, adding, “even as he creditably served God and humanity with greet zeel and commitment.
“As you commit his mortel remains to mother earth on Saturday 18 February, 2023 at Ekpiri Alala Village in lkwueno LGA, I pray God to repose his soul in peace and give you all the fortitude to beer the reperebie loss.”
Also, the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency and candidate of APC for Abia Central Senatorial District, Rep. Sam Onuigbo expressed shock over the demise of Prince Osoagbaka, whom he described as a noble Prince.
According to Odozi-Obodo, Osoagbaka’s sudden departure
“is another reminder to us all that death, indeed, is a part of life, and not the opposition of it.”
“Prince Obioma Osoagbaka was a devout Christian. He was an accomplished community leader, who served meritoriously as the President General of Ekpirl Ala-Ala Autonomous Community. He was equally an astute businessman – understanding time and season very weil, and using his disposition to serve humanity.”
Below is a brief biography of Late Prince Obioma Osoagbaka as released by hi family:
“Prince Obioma Uzoanaya Osoagbaka was bom on the 14th day of January, 1962. He attended University Pnmary School, Nsukka in Enugu State from where he proceeded to Government College Umuahia and later moved to Methodist College Uzuakoli where he obtained his West Afncan Examination Certificate. He later secured employment where he worked briefly at Universal Insurance before proceeding to study Theology at the University of Nigena Nsukka.
“On graduation, he ventured into pnvate business as the Executive Director of Dace Investment Nigeria Limited, a marketing and trading company headquartered in Lagos. He was later to be elected the President General of Ekpiri Ala Ala Autonomous Community and was just appointed a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Abia State before his transition.”
Similarly, the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, H.E Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh amidst astonishment, described Prince Osoagbaka as man of the people with exemplary achievements.
Ikoh urged the deceased’s son, Chimeremeze Osoagbaka and the entire family to be consoled by the “impactful life which can be attested to by all.
“He inculcated the values of discipline, selfless service, leadership, good morals and community service, which remain a legacy built with stones that will stand the test of time. Words will never be enough at time such as this. Please take heart and accept my deepest condolences”, he said.
In his hearty words, the immediate past Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, described the death of Obioma at age 60, as painful, as he wailed that it occurred in his prime.
He enjoined Gbakas to take solace in God’s word, stressing that his late brother was a peaceful and charitable fellow, “a community leader, an entrepreneur of repute and a believer in human capital development whose imprints in the sands of time”.
“Therefore, it is my fervent prayer that God consoles you and grants you the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss-Amen!”
In addition, the Executive and Members of Ahamefula Development Initiative Ikwuano, (ADII), in their condolence letter, sympathised with their chairman, Osoagbaka, describing the deceased as a gracious, caring and warm-hearted gentleman.
ADII urged the family to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a worthy and impactful life, as they prayed “God of all Comfort, Jehovah be with you and the Osoagbeka Family and wipe away your tears, amen”.