Friday, 25 May 2018

Justice Chioma Nwosu Bury's Father as Niger President's Wife, Nigeria Govt. Officials Graces The Funeral.

Today Honourable Justice Chioma Nwosu – Iheme (Ph.D) buried her 90 year old father Chief Abraham Onyekwere Nwachukwu, KSC. JP at his country home Nkwerre of Imo state. 

Honourable Justice Chioma Nwosu - Iheme is presently a justice of the federal republic of Nigeria heading court of appeal, Calabar Division.

Rochas Okorocha governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, Dr. Achike Udewan (former governors of Imo state), Rt. Hon Emeka Ehedioha, Dr. Perter Odili (former governor of River State). Others includes; Barr. Ekomoro ( SAN) Hon. Justice Nonyerem Okorokwo, Justice A.N Nwakwo, Justice Pasker Dozie, Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo Hon, Sir Jones Chukwudi Onyereri, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Barr. Sir Ndukwe Nnawuchi and Chief Dr. Emanuel C. Iwuyanwu were present. 

Anglican Bishops (Officiating ministers) who graced the funeral service includes; The Most Rev. Benet C.I Okoro, The Most Rev. Dr C.A Maduoma JP., The RT. Rev Cyril Okorocha, The RT. Rev. Godson U. Ukanwa Ph. D, The RT Rev. David O.C Onuoha The RT. Rev Geoffrey E. Okoroafor The RT. Rev Chidi C. Oparaojiaku JP Ph. D, The RT. Rev. Geoffrey N. Chukwunenye Ph. D, The Rev. Edwards C. D Osuegbu. 

You would want to know more about the father? Here is what we were able to gather. 

Biography of Chief (Nze) Abraham Onyekwere Nwachukwu (Ksc, JP) Ugonwanne Nkwerre) 1927-2018 

Sir Abraham Onyekwere Nwachukwu was born at Uzuakoli in present day Abia State on the 16th of February, 1927 to Late Ngogo Nwachukwu and Odoziaku Ahudiye Nwachukwu. 

He attended Lohum Methodist School, Item Methodist School where he obtained the first school leaving certificate in 1943. 

Endowed with uncommon intelligence, he attended the famous Okirika Grammer School in present day river state where he sat for and pass the senior Cambridge school certificate examination with distinction having made a grade one in 1948. 

He was among the first generation of Nkwerre men to pass what was then known as senior Cambridge school certification. 

Equipped with the excellent result, in 1949 he trained and joined the then federal ministry of land and survey in Lagos. In 1952 he joined the then Nigeria railway corporation, traffic section. After the necessary training in Lagos, he served and headed various railway stations like Kanu, Kaura Namoda, Kaduna, Port-Harcourt, Jos, Zaria, Enugu, Gombe and Meduguri, where in 1966 event leading to the Nigerian civil war forced him back, first to Port-Harcourt and then to Nkwerre. 

In December, 1957, he got married to his beautiful wife Edna Nworoni, (Nee Ibekwe) who just passed out of school at that time. They were blessed with seven children, five of whom are alive as when this biography is been composed. 

During the civil war, he worked for Caritas International an organization that provided food items to war ravaged area. He thus saved his entire family from hunger during the civil war. 

After the civil war, he joined the Nigeria Port Authority Operations and commercial section in 1971 and served meritoriously until he retired in 1987. 

He received an award from the Nigerian port authority for his diligence, integrity and commitment to work. 

Upon his return to Nkwerre after his retirement in 1987, he joined the Nze Emume Umunubo with the tile Ugowanne Nkwerre. 

Having joined the Emume Umunubo, he was then confirmed with the chieftaincy titled by the Eshi of Nkwerre, HRH Eze (Barr.) Chijioke Okwara. 

He served in the Nkwerre Local government caretaker committee as the deputy chairman Nkwerre local government between 1998 to 1999. 

In the Anglican Church, he also played as a masterly role and took very active part in all that concerns the church both within and outside Nkwerre. 

He was investitures as Knight of St. Christopher by His Grace, The Most Rev. B. C.I Okoro (Ph.d) in 2002. 

He was conferred a justice of the peace by the Attorney General of Imo State J. T. U. Nnodun (SAN) in 2003. Ugonwanne was widely travelled both within and outside Nigeria. 

He was so in love with religious activities and the Ancient City of Jerusalem that he undertook the Christian pilgrimage twice in his life time. 

He was known throughout the place he worked, in Nkwerre Ancient Kingdom and to all who knew Him as one of the finest gentlemen of his generation. He was calm yet courageous and exceptionally brilliant. His character was impeccable. 

He had integrity, honour, dignity and grace. 

Sir Abraham Nwachukwu served Nkwere Ancient Kingdom Meritoriously in his life time. While in Lagos, he was secretary of Amaegbu development union Lagos branch for a very long time between 1971 to 1983, chairman Amaegbu welfare associations (AWA) 1983 to 1999. 

Treasurer Umulolo meeting from 1996 to 2000 Patron Umulolo Amegbu development union. Long serving member of the Eshi’s cabinent. 

He was the treasurer of Emume Umunugbo till death a position he held over a decade. 

He loved reading and listening to music. He read a lot of books in his life time and had a very good command of English language. 

He was known as a peace maker, a very dedicated family man and above all he was a lover of almighty God and man kind 

Photo Credit: Transfiguration Press.


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