Ex-Gov Ada-George, Others Eulogize Late Centenarian
Former Governor of Rivers State, Chief Rufus Ada-George, the Amanyanabo of Ogoloma, King Emmanuel Obudibo, Amanyanabo of Koniju Town, King Nicholas Oputibeya and the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, King Ateke Michael Tom, Sekuro of Niger Delta joined other citizens of Rivers State to eulogize Late Pa Seth Amamina Tamunoiyala, a community leader who was buried at his home, Ogoloma in Okrika LGA last week.
Chief Ada-George stated that Late Seth Tamunoiyala was a devoted christian and a prominent member of St. James’ Anglican Church and the Diocese of Okrika who was recognized and made a Knight of St. Christopher as a result of his fervency for God’s work.
Chief Ada-George described Pa Seth as a custodian of tradition and culture who served as chairman of Ogoloma National Committee for 12 years and left a legacy as a community and political leader that would not be forgotten.
The Amanyanabo of Ogoloma Kingdom, His Majesty, King Emmanuel T.I. Obaudibo-Ikwo V, said Late Pa Seth was an Ogoloma patriot, who served in various capacities including Chairman of the Ogoloma Community National Committee.
In his condolence message, the Amanyanabo of Okochiri kingdom and Sekuro of Niger Delta, King Ateke Michael Tom, thanked God for the life of the centenarian, adding that Late Sir Seth ought to be celebrated as a Knight of Anglican Communion, a Community leader for decades and as an astute politician.
The Oputibeya Royal House of Koniju Town in Okrika noted that Late Pa Seth as a regent of the house during the years of great turmoil was a distinguished leader of the Oputibeya Royal House.
The Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator George Thompson Sekibo also felicitated with the family of Late Pa Seth and urged them to take solace in the fact that he lived a pious life and bequeathed legacies of honour and integrity.
A former Deputy Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marshall Stanley-Uwom lauded the Late centenarian’s qualities of honour, integrity, transparency, and style adding that his contributions to mankind were indelible and worthy of emulation.
Also, Rivers State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Igbiki’s Tamuno stated that the late centenarian was a father to all and was an astute community and political leader, who believed in the values of honesty, dedication to duty.
Rt. Hon. Evans Bapakaya Bipi, Chief Whip, Rivers State House of Assembly, on behalf of the people of Ogu/Bolo constituency expressed deep condolences to the family of late Pa Seth Tamunoiyala and urged them to bear the loss with fortitude.
In a funeral service held at St. James Anglican Church, Ogoloma, the retired Bishop of Okrika Diocese, Rt. Rev. Tubokosemie Abere, admonished Christians to regard change as the only permanent thing on earth.
The retired Bishop Abere in his sermon titled, We shall all be change said life is full of changes which everyone must undergo and enjoined all men and women to worship God in truth and Spirit by obeying his commandments.
He said God wants everybody to change from their negative narratives, and described late Pa Seth as a man who feared and loved God in all his activities.
The man of God said the centenarian left legacies worthy of emulation and urged the congregation to take care of the aged and the sick in the society.