Gov Wike, Wife, Other Dignitaries Attend The Funeral Of Sir Fidelis Obi Odili

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, his wife, Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike were among the dignitaries that attended the funeral service of Sir (Chief) Fidelis Obi Odili at Ndoni.

The elder brother of former governor Peter Odili of Rivers State, Late Sir Fidelis Obi Odili, the Nzeobi of Ndoni passed on at the age of 82.

The funeral service was held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ndoni in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area on Saturday.

In his message titled, “Grieving, thankful and hopeful,” the Chaplain of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chaplaincy, Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Reverend Monsignor Pius Kii said friends and family who attended the funeral were sad to miss the benevolence of late Odili.

Monsignor Kii pointed out that everyone who came in contact with Sir Fidelis Obi Odili was thankful to God for the privilege to have encountered a man, whose charity and hospitality could not be negated.

He assured those who graced the funeral, particularly Christians, of the hope of meeting Sir Fidelis Obi Odili again at the resurrection of the dead in Christ.

Monsignor Kii advised friends and well wishers to develop the tradition of donating in the life of people around them as exemplified by the deceased.

Commenting, the Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Camillus Etokudoh compelled the Odili’s family to take relief in the legacy the deceased had left behind.

The Bishop, who was represented by the Auxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Patrick Eluke, explained that the late Fidelis Obi Odili, lived a good, purposeful and fruitful life, worthy of emulation.

He commended Governor Wike for the donation of N50 Million to the church last week.

Present at the ocassion were the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi Owaji Ibani; the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Hon. Justice Simeon C. Amadi; the Secretary to the Government of Rivers State, Dr. Tammy Danagogo; the Chairman Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Ambassador Desmond Akawor; former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Austin Opara; the Head of Service Rivers State, Mr. Rufus Godwin; former Minister of Transport, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, Senator Lee Maeba among others.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments