Obasanjo, Obaseki, Ajimobi, others extol legacy of Pa Abebe at funeral mass
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, and the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, have extolled the legacy of the late Dr. Christopher Abebe, whose remains were laid to rest in Iruekpen, Esan West Council of Edo State.
They were among dignitaries that joined the family, friends and well -wishers of the Abebes at the Funeral Mass held at the Stella Maris Catholic Church, Iruekpen in Esan, yesterday.
Bishop of Uromi Diocese, Donatus Ogun, during the homely, extolled the quality and exemplary life of the late Abebe, calling on the congregation and Nigerians in general to emulate him, saying he lived for God.
He described Abebe as a true soldier of Christ, whose life has positively influenced the society.
First son of the deceased, Mr. John Abebe, thanked Obaseki for his support, especially in the area of logistics, which accounted for the success of the burial, and Obasanjo, an in-law, for standing with the family at their time of grief.
Abebe, who died at the age of 99, was at various times the first Nigerian chairman/managing director of the United African Company (UAC) Nigeria Limited and the first Nigerian chairman of Nigerian Breweries Plc and served as pro-chancellor of the University of Benin, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Calabar.
Other dignitaries at the event include former governor of Edo State, Prof Osarheimen Osunbor, Senator Daisy Danjuma and Odion Ugbesia, among others.
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