WADOO!!NEWS: Nigeria Defence Adviser to UN commends US military counterparts


THE Nigeria De-fence Adviser to the United Nations, Maj.-Gen. Lincoln Ogunewe, has paid tribute to his UN military counterparts for standing by him at a time of grief. Some accredited UN military attachees to their various countries were in the country for the funeral rites of late Dr Kenneth Okoye, his (Ogun-ewe’s) father-in-law.

The deceased, Okoye, 82 was a medical doctor and former Chief Medicine Director, Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi as well as Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital.

Late Okoye was buried at his ancestral home at Umuenem, Otolo Nnewi, Anambra on March 14. Ogunewe, then commended his colleagues who came to “share in the grief over the death of my in-law. “Your valued presence here at Nnewi has helped me and my wife to overcome the grief. We pray God to grant you journey mercies as you return to your various destinations.

“I recall that during the Church service at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Umuenem Otolo, Nnewi, Ven. Chike Nwizu had admonished that no amount of prayers could raise the dead. “l feel deeply sorrowful because this was a man who was not only a father-in-law to me, but a friend, who was full of compassion. “He had passion for God and man. He was never influenced by power or affluence.

“When I came to marry his daughter, there were many suitors, some of who were rich, but he counseled the daughter with a wise saying: ‘not all that glitter is gold’.“My consolation is that he had good relation with God and man on earth”. I therefore feel assured that you (Okoye) are resting in the blossom of the Lord,” the defence adviser said.

Nwizu said: “it is necessary to do good and live in peace at all times like the late Okoye did, because the only time left is when one is alive. The dignitaries at the event include: the National Security Adviser, Retired Col. Sabo Dasuki, represented by Maj.-Gen. T.B. Samuel and General Officer Commanding the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Shehu Yusuf, represented by Col. Joseph Ogbonna.

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