Dignitaries from across the country on Friday the 26th of July 2019 gathered at Ekeoba, Ohuhu in Umuahia north LGA of Abia state to pay their last respect and bid a final farewell to late Mrs. Onyemata Njikara Nwagbara who died at the age of 86.
In a funeral message delivered by the General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria. Dr. Chidi Okorafor, the cleric eulogized the life and times of Mrs. Nwagbara, describing it as a life well lived with the fear of God and expressed no reservations about late Mrs. Nwagbara receiving favour in the sight of God,
He encouraged everyone including the leaders of the country to acknowledge God as the Alpha and Omega and explained the concept of the bible which described man as sand that will also return to sand.
In his speech at the occasion the traditional ruler of Ekeoba Autonomous community His Royal Kingship Eze Iheanyichukwu Nwokenna recounted Late Mrs. Nwagbara as a devout Christian and a disciplinarian who has little or no tolerance for indiscipline and sinful life and prayed God to grant her peaceful passage to his bosom.
Mrs Nwagbara is the mother of Prof. Onyi Franklin Nwagbara, HOD, Departments of Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Microbiology, Nile University of Nigeria Abuja, the United States trained Professor is also a member of the South East Governor’s Forum and currently the secretary of South East Regional Development Commission (SEREDEC)
Among the dignitaries that came to commiserate with the Nwagbara family on the occasion of the death of their mother is Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria who was represented by Dr. Okey Emuchay former Nigerian ambassador to South Africa, Prof. Bart O. Nnaji, Chairman/CEO of Geometric Power Limited and former minister for power, Chief Chikwe Udensi a politician, security expert and a onetime governorship candidate of the PPA in Abia state, Chief Sam Ohuabunwa, the renowned economist, Chief Mrs Chigoziri Adamma Ajunwah-Ogbonna, a delegation of state governments of Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia states, Eze Philip Ajomiwe Chairman, Umuahia North Council Of Ndi Eze, Eze Bobby Aguocha, Secretary Ndi Eze Ohuhu, amongst other notable dignitaries.
Mama Onyemata,s children Dr. Ucheoma Nwagbara, Prof. Onyinye Nwagbara, Dr. Uzoechi Nwagbara, Mr. Eberechukwu bright Nwagbara, Mrs Udo Glory Nwagbara and Mrs. Helen Uruchi Uchenna were all emotions as they bid farewell to their mother.