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Buhari, Ikpeazu, others eulogize Adanma, wife of late Michael Okpara at her funeral



President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the sterling virtues of late Woman Adanma Okpara, the spouse of the previous Premier of Jap Area of Nigeria, Dr Michael Iheonukara Okpara.

DAILY POST remembers that late Adanma Okpara who hailed from Umuegwu Afugiri Ohuhu in Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State handed away in August on the age of 99 years.

Eulogizing the noble attributes of the deceased former first girl of the Jap Area, throughout her funeral rites held at Williams Memorial Grammar Faculty, Afugiri Ohuhu on Saturday, President Buhari, represented by the Minister of State for Mines and Metal Improvement, Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah, described the Late Adanma Okpara as “one among our greatest”, who supported her late husband to deliver Jap Nigeria to limelights.

The Nigerian chief who recalled that the deceased and her husband represented the household circle, stated the late Adanma lived an exemplary lifetime of worthy emulation and condoled the bereaved household over the loss.

On his half, whereas pouring encomiums on the deceased, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, stated the funeral occasion which is a second of sober reflection marks the tip of the period of Dr Michael Okpara as Premier of Jap Area.

He additionally recalled that within the days of Dr. Michael Okpara, Jap Nigeria had the quickest rising financial system on the earth.

He regretted the absence of the southeast governors on the occasion, to honour the late partner of Dr Okpara, who introduced accolades to the nation throughout his days because the Premier.

Ikpeazu thanked God for giving Abia a person like Dr Okpara, who recorded nice achievements and confused that the ultimate exit of his partner, Adanma, needs to be used “to reawaken the energy, resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the individuals.”

Dr Ikpeazu additional described the deceased as a humble lady saying he was personally touched by her, including that he learnt so much from her and would maintain her legacies.


In separate speeches extolling Mrs Okpara through the ceremony, the previous Governor of Abia and Senator representing Abia Central, Senator Theodore Orji and former Governor of Enugu State, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, described the deceased as a lady of advantage, self-discipline and lasting companion to her husband and urged households to be taught from their relationship.

Earlier in his sermon entitled “A Good Title Is Higher Than All the things’, the Prelate of Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Bishop Samuel Uche, harped on the necessity for individuals to make good names slightly than dedicate time to the acquisition of wealth.

The cleric stated life needs to be lived within the service of God and humanity, noting that the deceased labored assiduously to make life higher for others.

In a funeral oration, the primary daughter of the deceased, Mrs Chinyere Eccles-James, stated her mom was a fantastic supply of inspiration to many and lived a lifetime of steady goodwill and repair to God and her fellow human beings.

Aged 99, late Woman Adanma Okpara, a Knight of John Wesley of the Methodist Church, is survived by 5 youngsters, many grand and great-grandchildren, amongst whom is former Chairman of Folks’s Democratic Get together(PDP) in Abia State, Uzodinma Okpara.

The burial ceremony was attended by eminent personalities together with the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, Senate Minority Chief, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Speaker of the State Meeting, Rt Hon Engr Chinedum Orji, the previous Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara, the previous Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, former PDP Nationwide Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu, former Minister of State, Defence, Ambassador Aguiyi Ironsi, Secretary-Basic of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Okey Emuchay amongst others.

Buhari, Ikpeazu, others eulogize Adanma, spouse of late Michael Okpara at her funeral

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