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.
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.
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.
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