Friday, 5 August 2016

Gov. Ugwuanyi, others eulogize Late Mrs. Onoh's Virtues

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has described the late Mrs.

Caroline Chinweolu Onoh, wife of the former governor of old Anambra
State, late Chief Christian Chukwuma, as a virtuous woman of exemplary
character who inspired many with her selflessness, humility,
simplicity and sincerity.
Gov. Ugwuanyi spoke at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, during the
Requiem Mass for the late Mrs. Onoh which was attended by an array of
dignitaries comprising the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie
Obiano and his wife, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike
Ekweremadu, the Governor of Ebonyi State who was represented by the
Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bernard Ugwu, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Barr. Geoffrey Onyeama, and wife of the Enugu State
Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi.
Others include former governors of Anambra and Ebonyi states, Mr.
Peter Obi and Chief Martin Elechi, Archbishop of Enugu Province
(Anglican Communion), Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, the Catholic Bishop of
Enugu Diocese, and Dr. Callistus Onaga, who was the Chief Celebrant,
among others.
The Enugu governor noted that the late Mrs. Onoh was also a devout
Christian, community leader and dedicated mother who rendered great
service and made exceptional contributions to the development of the
While offering the condolences of the Government and people of Enugu
State, the entire South-East region and the nation at large, Gov.
Ugwuanyi urged members of Onoh’s family, friends and well-wishers to
take solace in the “worthy legacies and examples that she left
He equally thanked the bishops and ot
her members of the clergy, other
governors of the South-East, members of the National and State
Assemblies, traditional rulers, Igbo leaders, and eminent
personalities from different parts of the country and all those that
participated and contributed towards the success of the funeral mass.
In his sermon, a visiting priest and principal of College of
Immaculate Conception (CIC), Enugu, Rev. Fr. Nnamdi Nwankwo, said the
deceased embodied many Christian virtues which made her worthy of
sainthood. He urged the Catholic bishop to consider initiating the
process of canonization as a fitting tribute for her “exemplary live”.



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