Governor Wike, Former Lady in Omoku for Burial of Pa Obuah

Governor Wike, Former Lady in Omoku for Burial of Pa Obuah

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  and Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan  joined thousands  of Nigerians  to witness  the burial of Late Pa Bethel Obuah, father of the Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah on Friday at Omoku .

Also at the burial were Former Rivers State Governors, Dr Peter Odili and Sir Celestine Omehia, former Ministers, Senators, National Assembly members, Commissioners, State Lawmakers, traditional rulers,  women and youth groups.
In his funeral oration, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  announced that a private philanthropic  foundation  would be established  in honour of Late Pa Bethel Obuah  to sustain  his philanthropy  to the less privileged.
He described the late Pa Bethel Obuah  as a man with a great sense of humour, noting that he was always committed to the welfare of his people.
He said: ” I came in contact with the Late Pa Obuah in 2015. He was a man with the good sense of humour. He never believed  in failure.  He remained firm despite  the  challenges  of  life.
“Felix Obuah took after his father. Despite the fact that the former Administration  took over his land and hotel, he remained  firm  until we got  victory “
The governor  said that people  of the state shared in the grief of the Obuah family. He prayed God to grant the  family  the fortitude  to bear the great loss.
He added: “Most significantly, Elder Obuah was an epitome  of simplicity, a true Rivers man who devoted much of his faith-filled life doing good to people and advancing the progress of his community “.
Chief Mourner and Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah  described  his father, Late Pa Bethel Obuah  as a man who  lived a blessed life , making  sacrifices  for his people.
In his sermon, Pastor  EC Obara said life is temporal.  He said Pa Obuah  has played his part and has gone to be with  his creator.