THOMPSON ANYADIKE, Owerri
THE remains of the Late traditional ruler of Owerri community in Imo State HRH Eze Emmanuel Emenyonu Njemanze, Ozuruigbo the 5th of Owerri were last weekend laid to rest in his home.
In a sermon during the burial service, the bishop of Owerri diocese (Anglican Communion) The Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha, enjoined Christians to relate with others as well as remember the day of reckoning with God, adding that the Bible urges man to forgive others so that our father in heaven can forgive them.
Bishop Okorocha told Christians to beware that no sin ever goes unpunished except one repents and begs for forgiveness, just as he advised the political class to have the will and courage to correct the wrongs and serve the people well.
Eze Njemanze was a knight of St Christopher in the Anglican church, and after graduating from the university of Nigeria Nsukka as a pharmacist, he went into the civil service and retired as the Chief Pharmacist at the General Hospital New FMC Owerri, Imo State.
He was married to Lady Pauline Njemanze a chief Registrar in the Imo State judiciary and blessed with children. Among those that attended the service were, the two former governors of Imo State, Gen. Ike Nwachukwu and Sir Ikedi Ohakim, others were Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the Deputy Gov. of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, Chief Emeka Ihedioha (former deputy Speaker House of Reps) Prof. Anthony Anwuka, Minister of State (Educated) Amb. Kema Chikwe, Chief Onyewuchi Ezenwa of the House of Reps, Sir Mike Ahamba(SAN), Justice Nnenna Oti, chancellor Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema, Mr. Pascal Dozie Chairman of MTN Nigeria.
Others were Bishop Emma Maduwuike of Ikeduru Diocese, bishops Emeritus, Rt. Rev. Prof. Emma Iheagwam, Rt. Rev. Alfred Nwizuzu, Justice B.A. Njemanze, Major Gen. Ogbonna, Knight and ladies of St Christopher and the UNN Alumni association.