CBN Governor Emefiele buries mother in grand style

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Mr Emefiele with the governor of Oyo state
From Left: Governor Ajimobi of Oyo state, Dr Emefiele, the CBN Governor, Governor Aregbesola of Osun state and
From Left: Governor Ajimobi of Oyo state, Dr Emefiele, the CBN Governor, Governor Aregbesola of Osun state and Senator Olusola Adeyeye at the burial yesterday

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele buried his mother Mrs Alice Emefiele on Saturday at Agbor, Delta state in grand style. The ceremony was said to have been well-attended by the who-is-who in Nigeria. A presidential delegation, members of the National Assembly, numerous state governors and several moguls of the business community attended the event.

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, officiated the funeral service. He used the opportunity during the sermon to admonish Nigerians to jettison all divisive tendencies and work earnestly for peace and unity of the country.

The burial programme booklet
The burial programme booklet

 

President Muhammadu Buhari’s team was led by Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal who represented Mr President. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State was joined by many other state governors including Adams Oshiomole (Edo), Ben Ayade (Cross River), Willy Obiano (Anambra), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) as well as the deputy governor of Benue State.

 

L-R: Delta state governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor Ben Ayade and the Dein of Agbor
L-R: Delta state governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor Ben Ayade and the Dein of Agbor

 

Also in attendance were the Dein of Agbor, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki (represented) and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara (represented by Deputy Minority Leader, Hon Onyema).

Captains of industries who graced the ceremony included the Chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; oil magnate and Chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola; and Mr Jim Ovia, Former Chairman, Zenith Bank e.t.c.

 

See Photos from the event:

Mr Emefiele with the governor of Oyo state
Mr Emefiele with the governor Ajimobi  of Oyo state and Senator Olushola Adeyeye

 

Governor Okowa welcoming some guests
Governor Okowa welcoming some guests including Aliko Dangte to the funeral ceremony

 

Choristers singing
The Anglican Choristers singing during the ceremony

 

 

 

Source: Thisday

Photocredit: Parrotng, LIB

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