Christians have been admonished to be time conscious and live their lives as if the creator is coming the next day to take them home.
The Venerable Adaye Cotterell of St. Micheal’s African church, Angulama in Asari- Toru LGA of Rivers state gave the advice in his sermon during the burial ceremony of late Hon (Chief) Young Obene Clarke Georgewill, one of the founding market chairmen of Rumuwoji Mile One Market Traders Association (RUMTA) who was fondly called ‘Mandela’ of RUMTA because of his untiring efforts and advocacy fighting spirit for the betterment of the traders whom he has always referred to as his people just like late South African president, Nelson Mandela of blessed memory.
The man of God made it clear that as far as one is sure of his/her destination after death, there will be no need to fear death, making it imperative for them to be prepared at all times as the boys scout slogan to meet the creator.
Venerable Cotterell further explained that a righteous life is possible if one makes conscious effort to please God by living harmoniously with his/her neighbours and keeping His commandments.
According to the biography, “Chief Georgewill will continue to be a beacon to inspire generations unborn.” It further reveals that the last fight of the late RUMTA chairman before his demise four years ago was against the immediate past governor of Rivers state and FCT Minister, Barr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for the satisfactory allocation of the newly built and commissioned phase of the Mile One modern market that has remained under lock and keys as “Mandela” dragged the then governor to court for redress.
Late chief Georgewill who was aged 80 years was accredited with 18 children and 52 grand children was eventually buried at the family compound in Abonnema community in Akuku-Toru LGA of Rivers state amid Pomp and pageantry at the completion of all traditional rites.
In his tribute, the RUMTA chairman, chief (Hon) Godspower Omunnakwe Wobo (JP) who led a delegation to the burial said the whole traders of the market mourn the death of chief Georgewill as a compassionate leader who will not be forgotten in a hurry
According to the chairman, “the traders regretted that late Georgewill did not live long enough to reap the fruits of his labour, describing him as a dependable ally who radiates confidence wherever he finds himself. Wobo prayed that his children will benefit from their late father’s toils and labour, adding that Georgewill’s legacies in unionism lives on.
The RUMTA chairman promised that the current market executive will consolidate on the gains of his predecessors in the interest of all.