Speaking during the funeral service organized by the United Evangelical Church at Umuagu community Primary School playground the secretary, Aba Area Conference of the United Evangelical Church, Rev. Egwu Ikpoha harped on the need for everyone to serve God sincerely in order to inherit the Kingdom of God and prayed that God will give the family of comrade Blackman Ubani the fortitude to bear the loss.
The Clergyman who illustrated the role of King Solomon in the Bible described the deceased as a role model who invested in the service of God and humanity and called on those in power to use their position to work for mankind.
In a funeral oration, the second son of the deceased, Mr. Blackman Godson described his father a humanitarian, Teacher, and a Unionist who served people relentlessly and promised that his children will abide by the outstanding legacies his father left behind.
Also speaking, the state Chairman, Nigeria Labour congress, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe and the State Chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers comrade Kizzito Agwu while notes that comrade Blackman Ubani contributed immensely to the struggle of the welfare of Abia Civil Servants added that his administrative ingenuity, patriotism, and humanitarian nature would not be forgotten while pointed out that the deceased served as State Secretary of NUT and member of the Committee on Revitalization of Private Schools in the State where he contributed immensely and called on his family not to weep like those without hope.
Contributing, the Transition Committee Chairman Isiala Ngwa South local government area Chief Nkem Onwubiko commiserated with the family of comrade Blackman Ubani and the people of Umuagu Alaukwu community for the death of their illustrious son who worked assiduously for the development of his community and Isiala Ngwa South at large and charged everyone to emulate his beneficence.
Aged sixty six, late comrade Blackman Ubani who until his death was the former State Secretary of NUT and Member of the Committee on the revitalization of Private Schools in the State is survived by his wife, Mrs. Uzoma blackman, children, grandchildren and other relatives.
Correspondent Kalu Ogburanwa reports that the funeral service which was attended by the commissioner for Agriculture Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji and other dignitaries across the State featured Special prayers for the family of the deceased and the people of Umuagu Alaukwu autonomous community.