The family of the late former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri says that his body would depart the United Kingdom to arrive Port Harcourt on Monday, September 25, 2023.
Diri who meritoriously represented Opobo/Nkoro State Constituency from 2015 to 2023, passed away while seeking medical treatment in London.
A man admired for his generosity and dedication to public service, Adonye Diri’s demise has left his constituents, family, friends and well wishers in mourning, as he was highly admired for his principled approach to governance and his passion for community development.
The late lawmaker’s family have concluded arrangements to receive his body, and give him a fitting farewell.
A burial program released and signed by Iwarimie Diri on behalf of the Diri family, Tuesday, said the funeral proceedings for the late former House Committee Chairman on Health, would be a solemn and reflective occasion.
The program revealed that on arrival to Port Harcourt, the body of the former lawmaker would be deposited at the DPDC Mortuary, Port Harcourt with service of songs held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at Christ Church, Forces Avenue, Old GRA in Port Harcourt.
On Friday, October 13, 2023, his body would depart the SPDC Mortuary to his Parkland Estate residence, off Dr. Peter Odili Road and later proceed to Rivers State House of Assembly for a Valedictory session.
The body would thereafter be taken to Opobo/Nkoro LGA Secretariat, and from there to Kalaibiama Town and would be received by Alapu and Seniapu in Council of Diri Tolofari War Canoe House in general and well wishers.
On Saturday, October 14, 2023, a funeral service would hold at St. Marks Anglican Church, Kalaibiama Town and thereafter interment at his residence. An outing service at St. Mark’s Anglican Church on Sunday would cap up the burial proceedings.
Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri’s legacy and the impact he made during his tenure in the Rivers State House of Assembly, will be remembered, ensuring that his contributions to the betterment of Opobo and Nkoro communities are never forgotten.