Aniagwu extols father-in-law at fitting funeral


Charles Aniagwu and his wife at the funeral Church service for his father-in-law.

“My father-in-law was very strict on issues of morals; he was a good and honest man; he was also a hard-working man who not only provided and nurtured his family, but showed love to anyone else in need; he was a strong and proud man, and I just wished he could live longer; may his soul rest in peace.”

The foregoing were the words of the chief Press Secretary to Delta State Governor and Commissioner Designate, Mr. Charles Aniagwu at the funeral of his father-in-law, late Engr. Cornelius Ogu.

Mr Aniagwu and his wife, Jane, were today (26/07/19) joined by associates, colleagues and admirers to bid his father-in-law, Engr. Cornelius Ogu a befitting farewell.

The burial ceremony took place at Amaegbu, Umunama Ezinihite, Mbaise in Imo State. Some of those who were seen at the funeral Mass which took place at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Umunama and celebrated by Rev. Fr. Francis Amaliri, include Mr Ifeanyi Egwunyega, Barr. Eugene Uzum, Mr Godspower Asiuwhu, Dr Ben Nkechika, Mr Matthew Tsekiri, among others.

Rev. Fr. Pius Onyebuchimadu Anyanwu had in a homily delivered during the funeral Mass said: “We are all sure of the certainty of death, it will come the way God wants it to be and none of us can say this is when, where and how he or she will die, but, we are sure that one day, death will come.”

He admonished Christians to live good lives preparatory to the final destination after death which could be heaven or hell.

According to him, “Everyone of us must prepare for this death; all of must embark on this journey; all of us are called to the banquet, but, it is not all of us that will be able to benefit from the banquet, that is why we should be prepared.”

“There are so many things that are happening in the world today, but, we should be focused and prepare for our passage from this world because, the greatest question is that when you leave this world, where will you go?” he asked.
The Priest continued, “all of us will die and after death, judgement and after judgement, it will be heaven or hell fire, so, we should prepare for eternity with the way we live our lives.”

Mr Aniagwu is married to the eldest child and only daughter of the late Engr. Ogu, Mrs Jane Aniagwu of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). In his tribute, he described his father-in-law as “a devoted husband, and one of the dearest, loving man I have ever known.”

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