The body of late Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri, a former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, will be laid to rest in his hometown, Kalaibiama Town in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of the state, on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
A funeral programme released by the deceased’s family and made available to the media last weekend showed that the service of songs to honor the distinguished lawmaker, held at Christ Church, Forces Avenue in Port Harcourt on Tuesday (yesterday).
Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri, passed away on August 19, 2023, after a protracted illness, leaving behind a legacy of public service and dedication to his constituents.
The late former lawmaker, who once served as Caretaker Committee Chairman of Opobo Nkoro Local Government Council, also in his lifetime, achieved tremendous success in his private business.
In a fitting tribute to his illustrious career, his body will be moved to the Rivers State House of Assembly on Friday, October 13, 2023, for a valedictory session. The ceremony will be attended by fellow lawmakers, dignitaries, and members of the public who wish to pay their respects to the late former lawmaker and successful businessman.
The valedictory session is expected to be a solemn yet celebratory occasion, honoring the significant contributions that Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri made during his tenure as a lawmaker. Friends, colleagues, and constituents are expected to share heartfelt anecdotes about his life, highlighting his dedication to the betterment of society.
The funeral activities will continue at 2 pm on Friday, October 13, 2023, when Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri’s body will be transported to his hometown, Kalaibiama Town. The Alapu and the Seniapu of Diri Tolofari War Canoe House, alongside the Kalaibiama people, will receive his remains, marking the beginning of a farewell that is steeped in tradition and reverence.
The interment on Saturday, October 14, 2023, promises to be a grand affair, with various government officials, community leaders, and citizens gathering to bid farewell to a man whose influence and impact have left an indelible mark not only in Opobo Nkoro Local Government Area but the state at large.
The somber procession will culminate on Sunday, October 15, 2023, with an Outing Service at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Kalaibiama Town, Opobo. Friends, family, colleagues, and well-wishers will gather to bid their final farewell and celebrate the impactful life of Hon Adonye Diri. The service will be a solemn occasion, where memories will be shared, and tributes will be paid to a man whose legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those he touched.