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Senator Nwaoboshi,others pay last respects as Sir A.D. Okafor is interred

By: Ike Philip Abiagom

It was like a carnival yesterday in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area when the high and low stormed the town to pay their last respects to the late educationist,astute administrator and philanthropist,Diokpa(Sir)Alfred Donatus Okafor.

The ancient city of Ibusa came alive when remains of the late elder statesman and distinguished educationist, Sir Alfred Donatus Okafor, was yesterday interred in Ibusa, amid eulogies and prayers for the repose.

The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, and Chairman,Senate Committee on Niger Delta affairs, Most Distinguished Senator Peter Onyelukachukwu Nwaoboshi (SPON), on friday, joined other eminent Nigerians to pay their last respects to late Sir Alfred.D.Okafor.

Speaking at the funeral reception for the late Okafor at Ezemese Primary School, Ibusa, in the Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nwaoboshi described him as a devouted Christian whose legacy of faith, character and selfless service would continue to be remembered.

He commiserated with Okafor’s family and the people of Ibusa, while extolling the indelible legacies the deceased left behind.

Senator Nwaoboshi described the late Diokpa Okafor as an outstanding educationist, committed public servant, and progressive.

The Distinguished Senator said the deceased “took education and discipline so seriously that he made it his life’s work, that he saw public service as a calling, and politics as an important component of service to one’s community and to one’s people.”

Nwaoboshi described him as a man who has lived a worthy life as he impacted positively on the development of society. He was a teacher, known for discipline and he impacted so much in the lives of those who crossed his path in life and a revered community leader who exuded uncommon love and grace that endeared him to all.
He urged members of his family to preserve his legacy by emulating his virtues.

Other dignitaries that graced the ceremony included Delta State APC women Leader, Hon. Deaconess Tina Okwudili, the Odoziani of Akwukwu- Igbo,Chief Nelson Agbamuche,Hon.Henry Mordi aka Ojokojo Mr Peter Okocha,Prince Rister Izedunor, Hon. Harry Nkenchor, Hon. Hillary Nwokolo,Mr Odigwe Nwaefune, Nduka Asika Asikabulu, Hon. Leo Nkeaka and others.

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