The President and Founder of New Era Foundation, NEF, Evang. (Comrd.) Osinachi Nwaka has commiserated with Chief John Ekeleme, a prominent son of Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, as he laid to rest the remains of his mother, who died at age 87.
All roads led to Ariam-Alala, in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, today, Saturday, as the remains of Late Mrs. Ezinne Rose John (Daa Elewa), the mother of Chief Ekeleme John were returned to mother earth in grandstyle.
The funeral ceremony which was held at Ariam Primary school had in attendance illustrious sons and daughters of the Council, as well as friends and well-wishers from across the federation.
In his homily, the presiding priest, Very Revd. Bishop Raphael Opoko of Methodist Church Nigeria, Umuahia, urged the congregation to endeavour to live a Christlike life, saying”because it is natural to die and once death occurs, judgement follows.
He advised the bereaved to emulate the lifestyle of the Octogenarian as he prayed for a continued peaceful existence among the children.
In his remarks, Chief Ekeleme prayed for a smooth journey upon all who attended the ceremony.
New Era President, Ossy Nwaka Commiserates With The Ekeleme’s
The President of New Era Foundation, NEF, Comrd. Osinachi Nwaka has expressed grief over the passing of late Mrs. Ezinne Rose John (Daa Elewa), the mother of Chief Ekeleme John Ariam-Usaka, in ikwuano LGA of Abia State.
The Founder of the non governmental organisation whose sole aim is to eradicate poverty from among the people of Ikwuano Council and the State in general, enjoined the bereaved
and the entire members of the family to take solace in the word of God.
He described death as inevitable, saying; “it has been ordained by the Almighty God for everyone born under the planet earth to return home and be with their Creator at a certain time of their lives.
“And having lived for 87-years, it calls for celebration and all we need do is to pray that the good Lord accepts the gentle soul of our departed mother and grant her rest. She has completed her assigned roles on earth, hence she was called back. So, I, on behalf of members and Executives of New Era Foundation, NEF, and the entire people of Ikwuano, I urge you to remain steadfast in your faith in God and not to grief as though you do not have faith in God.” He added.
He, therefore, urged Chief Ekeleme and the entire family to ensure they follow the footprints of the Octogenarian, as he prayed for the reign of favour, grace, and mercy of God upon him and his entire household.
Attendance included The member representing Ikwuano State Constituency, Hon. Boniface Isienyi; Col. Austin Akobundu, (Rtd); Pastor Mike Nwaka, the General Overseer of Loyal Soldiers Of Christ Church; Chief Charles Ugboaja, Deacon Kennedy Nwaka; Hon. Steve Mpamugo, etc.