Governors Ifeanyi of Delta State and Emrka Ihedioha of Imo State Saturday graced the memorial service for the late Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, HRM Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, in his country home Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State
Late Prof. Obi Okonjo who died at 91 was the nonarch of Ogwashi-uku and father of the former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iwuala.
At the thanksgiving service which held at Immanuel Anglican Church, Ogwashi-Uku, the Bishop, Diocese of Asaba Anglican Communion, Bishop Justus Mogekeu described late Prof Obi Okonjo as a man of many ideas.
He admonished his audience to live right and impact others positively in order to attract the mercies of God even at death and make haven, nothing that the two phenomenon; power of born and death cannot be changed by any man.
”So, we have the duty to live right because we can only be assured of eternal rest with God based on how we lived our lives” he said.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in his consolation remarks to the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community, noted that the late monarch invested his life and times to the promotion of peaceful coexistence and development of education in several parts of the world.
“Apart from being the King of Ogwashi-Uku, I believe the late Obi Chukwuka Okonjo will be remembered for his role in refocusing tertiary education in Ghana”, he reflected.
Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, Anambra State deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke, former Governor of Ogun State Gbanga Daniel, former EFCC Chairmen Nuhu Ribadu were among dignitaries from across the glob paid that graced the event.