How mothers can contribute to nation building, by Buhari

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (right), and a former Governor of Ogun, Segun Oshoba at the funeral service of Late Mrs. Alice Emefiele, mother of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele at Agbor, Delta State …Yesterday. 

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (right), and a former Governor of Ogun, Segun Oshoba at the funeral service of Late Mrs. Alice Emefiele, mother of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele at Agbor, Delta State …Yesterday. 

• Obasanjo, Saraki, Others in Agbor For Emefiele’s Mother’s burial

It was a gathering of prominent Nigerians yesterday at Agbor, Ika South Local Council of Delta State, during the funeral of Mrs. Alice Emefiele, mother of governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Mr. Babachir Lawal, led a list of eminent Nigerians, which include former President Olusegun Obasanjo; business mogul, Aliko Dangote; oil magnet, Femi Otedola; board room czar, Jim Ovia, and other captains of industries. Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, was among the state governors that graced the occasion.

In his eulogy, Buhari described the matriarch of the Emefieles as “a great mother, community leader and a peace maker, who in no small measure contributed to the growth and development of her own community.

While extending the condolence of his family and the Federal Government, Buhari prayed God to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss of their beloved mother.

He added that the deceased lived a good life and left a legacy of love and humility, and enjoined Nigerians to emulate her virtues of love which he insisted, would lead to enduring peace and unity in the country.

The President advised mothers to be hardworking in order to train their children, and in return, such children would be pride to the family, the community and the nation at large.

In his sermon, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh enjoined the congregation to make meaningful impact in the society despite the number of years spent on earth.



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