Dignitaries Pay Tribute at Funeral Ceremony of Late Mama Agnes Achugbue

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, a somber gathering of dignitaries from various spheres of life converged at Ugono-Orogun town, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, to bid farewell to the late Mama Agnes Achugbue (Nee Umukoro), the beloved mother of the Librarian of Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, Chief Dr. Edwin Achugbue and his siblings.

The ceremony, which commenced with a Service of Songs on March 1, saw a host of notable attendees, including Dr. Otive Igbuzor, Chief of Staff to former Deputy President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, paying their respects to the departed. Among the attendees were Dr. Duke Okoro, Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Orogun Hon. Matthew Onojighofia Omonade, Chief Amos Agboje, Chief Jones Esombi, Mr. and Mrs Monday Osasah, Mr. Jimmy Omo-Agege, Prof. Sunny Awhefeada, Adjerese Oghene-Meshach Anuku, Chief Monday Itoghor, Hon. Chuks Erhire, Mr. Progress Omo-Agege, each offering condolences and support to Chief Dr. Edwin Achugbue and his family during this difficult time.

From 2nd right: Chief Dr. Edwin Achugbue, Dr. Otive Igbuzor at the Service of Songs for Mama Achugbue

Late Mama Agnes Achugbue, aged 83, was laid to rest in a solemn ceremony on March 2, following the Order of Programme outlined for the Service of Songs and Funeral Service/Interment. Presiding over the ceremonies were esteemed ministers and pastors, including Pastor & (Mrs) John Atigogo, Bro Ononkete, Revd. Awerotode Ufuoma Ishani and Mrs Mabel Onunkete who led the congregation in prayer and hymns, providing solace and comfort to the grieving family.

L-R: Dr. Duke Okoro, Hon. Chuks Erhire, Mr. Jimmy Omo-Agege, Mr. Progress Omo-Agege, One other, Hon. Matthew Onojighofia Omonade, Chief Ekure, and others came to pay their last respect to late mama Agnes Achugbue

The funeral proceedings, filled with hymns and scriptures, served as a poignant reminder of the cherished memories and legacy left behind by the late Mama Agnes Achugbue. Messages of love, remembrance, and gratitude were shared by family members and friends, honouring her life and the impact she had on those around her.

From 3rd left: The inseparable Duo: Sir Chief Amos Agboje with Chief Jones Esombi and others

The gathering also witnessed a diverse representation of communities, institutions, and organizations, including Ugono Community, Idjerhe Community, Ovara Community, Delta State University, Abraka, Federal Polytechnic, Orogun Management), National Association of Seadogs, (aka Pyrate Confraternity) The Faithful, Mason, Achugbue’s In-laws, Igbiki neighbours, Ijaw Community, President General of Ovwian and Executive Council, TAMS Survey and Group, Ovwian Community, Willian’S Brothers, DROGENS Parliament Warri, First Baptist Church, Ovwian, Utuama Brothers, Edison In-Laws, Comrade Amos Osioma, Lucky Ichide, Chief Oni, Jacob Achubus, Joseph Achubus, Edafe Achubus, Francis Anthony, Mrs. Edjo (Nee Achusus),

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Others are: Prof. Edwin Dean of Student Affairs, Delta State University, Prof. Omode, Frank’s In-Laws and well-wishers, Zion Baptist Church, ughelli, Eje Orogun Yovwi MPCS, Success Union MPCS, Musicians, Orator Prof. Jogodo & Crew, Prof. & Dr. (Mrs.) Arunaye, Prof. Albert Ofuoku, Dr. Erhieyovwe Αkpata, Prof. Emma Mordi, Chief Francis, The Atoja 1, Honorable Ebikeme Abary, Honorable Ezekiel, Austin Jeous, Dr. Etatuvie Sam, Engr. Barrack Lucky, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Metieh, Chief B.M. Jamaho., reflecting the widespread influence and respect garnered by late Mama Agnes Achugbue during her lifetime.

Idjerhe-Orogun community mounted fully to give mama Agnes a befitting burial

As the ceremonies drew to a close, heartfelt farewells were bid to the late Mama Agnes Achugbue, with prayers for her eternal rest and peace. The outpouring of support and unity displayed at the funeral underscored the profound legacy and lasting impact of a woman who was dearly loved and respected by all who knew her.

Mr. & Mrs Monday Osasah were on ground to support the Achugbues

The Achugbue family extends their deepest appreciation to all who joined them in celebrating the life of the late Mama Agnes Achugbue and for the overwhelming support received during this time of mourning.

“Thank you, everyone. I will hold you all in my heart for your presence at my mother’s funeral and forever after. You all made me grateful, and it illustrates the power of selflessness and kindness. Thank you very much. May the Most High bless you all”, said the grateful Chief Edwin Achugbue on behalf of his family

Like the proverbial tortoise who is always in every tale, Prof. Jogodo was, for good reason, fully on the ground to spice up the event

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