By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan joined thousands of Nigerians to witness the burial of Late Pa Bethel Obuah, father of the Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah at Omoku .
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, also at the burial were Former Rivers State Governors, Dr Peter Odili and Sir Celestine Omehia, former Ministers, Senators, National Assembly members, Commissioners, State Lawmakers, traditional rulers, women and youth groups.
In his funeral oration, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike announced that a private philanthropic foundation would be established in honour of Late Pa Bethel Obuah to sustain his philanthropy to the less privileged.
He described the late Pa Bethel Obuah as a man with a great sense of humour, noting that he was always committed to the welfare of his people.
He said: ” I came in contact with the Late Pa Obuah in 2015. He was a man with the good sense of humour. He never believed in failure. He remained firm despite the challenges of life.
“Felix Obuah took after his father. Despite the fact that the former Administration took over his land and hotel, he remained firm until we got victory ”
The governor said that people of the state shared in the grief of the Obuah family. He prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the great loss.
He added: “Most significantly, Elder Obuah was an epitome of simplicity, a true Rivers man who devoted much of his faith-filled life doing good to people and advancing the progress of his community “.
Chief Mourner and Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah described his father, Late Pa Bethel Obuah as a man who lived a blessed life , making sacrifices for his people.
In his sermon, Pastor EC Obara said life is temporal. He said Pa Obuah has played his part and has gone to be with his creator.