The Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, has condoled the Cathedral Administrator of Umuahia Catholic Diocese, The Most Rev. Father David Aguneri and family over the death of their beloved Mother, Mrs. Agatha Aghanwa Aguneri at the age of 65.
Speaking after a funeral Mass held in honour of the deceased at the Sacred Heart Parish, Umudioka in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Sir Oko Chukwu described Mrs. Agatha Aguneri as a remarkable, disciplined and wonderful woman who trained her children in God’s way which made the family to have a Rev. Father as a son.
The Deputy Governor represented by the State Head of Service, Sir Onyi Wamah, noted that by the quality service she rendered in the service of God, her community and humanity made her to be held in high esteem and honoured by the Church and urged her children not to mourn like those without hope no matter how painful and traumatic they feel over her demise.
In his homily, the Parish Priest of St Anthony’s Ohafia, The Rev. Dr. Francis Onwunali who enjoined Christians to free themselves from the shackles of sin to enable them experience the light of Jesus Christ resurrection described Mrs. Agatha Aguneri as a very devout Christian whose love for God and humanity was second to none and prayed God to grant her soul peaceful repose.
Responding on behalf of the family, the Chief mourner and Cathedral Administrator, Umuahia Catholic Diocese, The Rev. Father David Aguneri said they will immortalize their Mother by sustaining the love, kind and other Christian virtues inculcated in them, thanked all that contributed to the successful burial of their lovely Mother and prayed God to bless them.
Our Government House Correspondent, Mercy Kalu, reports that the wife of the Deputy Governor, Lady Vivian Oko Chukwu, top Government Officials, the Clergy including the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia, The Most Rev Dr. Lucius Ugorji, The Auxiliary Bishop of Umuahia Catholic Diocese, The Most Rev. Michael Kalu Ukpong and other notable personalities graced the burial ceremony.