…As 106-Yr-Old Ma Agudu Is Laid To Rest
The paramount ruler and Nyenweli of Oginigba Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Eze Gershon Odum has called on Nigerians to foster national unity and peaceful co-existence across the country through inter-tribal marriage.
The monarch who made the call over the weekend at Philipian Baptist Church, Idumuje Unor in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State during the burial of late Mrs. Regina Odah Agudu (nee Awanye, stressed the benefits of inter-tribal marriage, adding that it promotes unity and peaceful coexistence as well as cordial relationship among communities.
Eze Odum who is a grandson-in-law of the late centenarian, said he would greatly miss the wise counsels of his grandmother-in-law, also noting that the vacuum left by her demise would be difficult to fill.
He described the late Ma Agudu as a good woman whose virtues and exemplary lifestyle should be emulated by not only her offsprings but society at large.
Also speaking, the chief mourner, Engr. Igwe Enuoyigbo said the late Agudu had a fantastic memory, pointing out that she hardly forgets something.
“I used to call her the last woman standing because when my mother died 21 years ago, she acted as a pillar and bridge builder to the entire family”, he said.
Engr. Enuoyigbo commended Eze Odum for his support and encouragement to the entire family, adding that the Oginigba monarch should not leave and neglect the family.
On her part, wife of Eze Odum and last grand-child of the late centenarian, Lolo Jennifer Odum, said she would greatly miss motherly pet she often received from her grandmother whom she also described as a rare breed.
In his speech, Chief Chris Biose said the late Regina Agudu was a mother of mothers because of her caring nature and urged women to borrow the virtue as according to him, being a biological mother is not enough.
According to him, care giving should be the sole and guiding principle for every living mother.
In his sermon, the officiating minister and moderator at the church service, Rev. Eliezer Chibuogwu admonished christians to be careful with the kind of life they live and friends they keep as, according to him, they would before the Lord to give account of the life lived on earth.