Oba regent, others, pour tributes as Obi Iyiegbu buries mum
By Uzo Ugwunze, Ojoto,
The regent of Oba, Prince Noel Ezenwa, his cabinet members and others poured tributes as the remains of Mrs Uche Iyiegbu were laid to rest at Oba in Idemili South local government area of Anambra state last weekend.
Late Iyiegbu was the wife of a former Igwe’s cabinet member and mother of billionaire business man cum entertainer, Chief Obi Iyiegbu, more popularly known as Obi Cubana.
According to Ezenwa, “The deceased was the wife to the first palace secretary to my late father, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, Eze Okpoko 1 of Oba. I wish that the children will continue to live in love among themselves and for Oba community.
In his own tribute, Chief Felix Uzor, described the deceased and her late husband as patriotic Oba people who lived their lives selflessly, suffering to ensure the development and unity of the Oba community.
Another prominent Oba citizen, Chief Samuel Odinammadu, prayed for God’s fortitude for the Mrs Iyiegbu’s survivors in bearing the los, urging them to learn from the legacies their mother left for them.
“Testimonies abound that Mama led a good life and has gone. Let her death bring more progress, love and unity in the family,” said Odinammadu.
Another cabinet member, Chief Okwuduba Anyaorah, commended the unity and humility exhibited by Ma Iyiegbu’s children and prayed that they, like every child is expected to, should achieve more than their parents, advising them never to allow their wives or outsiders come between them.
He testified of the deceased’s equally late husband: “Late Akaeze Oba was a popular French teacher who later became the principal of Merchants of Light School, Oba while late Ezinne Odoziaku Akaeze was a head mistress,” adding that they “lived exemplary lives as educationists and role models in the society.”
Prominent All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, member, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, opined that late Ma Iyiegbu transit to the great beyond was into a good place, telling her survivors that “their mother has gone to heaven because of the good life she lived while on this physical earth.”
Earlier in a homily, Archbishop Prof. Evans Ibeagha stressed on the need for good companionship, narrating the exploits of late Mrs Iyiegbu and his wife (Prof Mrs. Ibeagha) when they were piloting the affairs of the women at St. Pauls Anglican Church, Oba.
The Bishop on the Niger, Rt Rev. Dr Owen Nwokolo, blessed Mrs Iyiegbu’s children for their numerous contributions to humanity.