By JOHNSON EBIGIDE, Asaba
The Chairman of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, has commiserated with Honourable Solomon Funkekeme on the death of his wife.
Comrade Ikeogwu, who led a high powered delegation of members of the union to commiserate with the bereaved Funkekeme at his home in Asaba, urged him to have solace in the philosophy that there is a time to born and a time to die, adding that the departed wife of Honourable Funkekeme led a very righteous life.
He urged the bereaved to be strengthened with the realisation that those the departed left behind still needed his moral support, adding that Honourable Funkekeme, being an associate member of the union, the NUJ in the state would participate actively in the burial arrangements of the death of his wife.
The union leader prayed that God would find a resting abode for the departed in His bosom, while also wishing those she left behind the fortitude to bear her absence from the family.
Also speaking, the General Manager of the Delta Broadcasting Service (SBS), Asaba, Mr Frankwhite Osabohien, said that he would ensure that the burial arrangements of the wife of Honourable Funkekeme was adequately publicised by the DBS, adding that Honourable Funkekeme had contributed immensely in the socio-economic and political development of Delta State.
In a short remark the Peace Ambassador of the NUJ and a one time chairman of the NUJ in the state, Comrade Osita Biose, urged Honourable Funkekeme and members of his family to be strong, adding that God had absolute control over humans and decides when to invites one home, even as he said that the best legacy of any living soul was to live a life of righteousness which the departed embraced while on earth.
Responding, Honourable Funkekeme thanked Comrade Ikeogwu for the visit, saying that he was greatly strengthened by the presence of members of the NUJ, some of whom he said had been his personal friends when he was starting life with his departed wife.
He said that the burial arrangements of his departed wife, Mrs Edith Solomon Funkekeme , would soon be announced by the committee put in place to give her a befitting burial.