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Caroline Isedua Osobase: Godly Mother (November 1942 — 2019)

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Mrs Caroline Isedua Osobase was born on November 9, 1942, in Zaria, Kaduna State to the family of Pa Celestine Offor Okpataku in Ugboha, Esan South East Council of Edo State. She was born into a Catholic family and remained dedicated to her faith until she was called home to glory.

She started her elementary education in Jos at St. Luke’s Elementary School. From there, she went on to St. James Anglican School Funtua for further studies. While there, her passion for service propelled her to enlist in the Nigerian Girls Guides Association. She later completed her studies at Academy School Jos.

Mummy moved to Benin City, Edo State in 1967 where she met and got married to her late husband, Prince Michael E. Osobase of the royal family of Eguare, Irrua.

She commenced her career with the Board of Internal Revenue (Ministry of Finance) in Benin City in the year 1967 and went on to work with the Licensing and Tax institutions. She was later transferred to the Ministry of Education from where she retired in 2000.

The legacies she left behind are much more than millions. She was a godly mother who taught her children to love the Lord, pray and be committed to fellowship. She also taught them about God’s-kind of love — a love that has influenced her children’s life immeasurably. She was one of those people that healed stronger in the breaks.

Mummy was an awesome and inspiring soul who was always there for all who came to her with their troubles. She always gave kind words and wise advice. Her home was open to everyone and her hospitality made everyone feel very important.

Mummy occupied the position of the president of Ugboha Wives and Daughters Association Benin City chapter for over 15 years. She was also a devout and dedicated member and matron of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) and a Legionary. Her thirst for Christ made her embark on a pilgrimage to the holy land of Jerusalem in 2015. Mummy enjoyed traveling within and outside Nigeria and fluently spoke several languages like Ibo, Yoruba, Hausa and many more. She had six biological children but was a mother to many who were and are still proud to call her “Mother.”


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