Ofili Begins Final Journey, As Uduaghan, Others Attend Service Of Songs

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, September 04, (THEWILL) - Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan led top members of his executive council including his wife, Roli and his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN) to attend the service of songs for late Mr. Sunny Ofili whose final journey to the greater beyond commenced Thursday evening.

Ofili who until his death was the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and publisher of online news website, Times of Nigeria, was aged 46 years.

The service of songs took place at the Ofili family compound at Issele-Azagba, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Bishop Ken Ebolum of Dominion Christian Centre, said, service of songs was necessary to worship God for the passage from God's family on earth to join God's family in heaven.

According to him, “the significance of service of songs is a chance to worship God for one of us who has gone to join the family in heaven,” stating, “Hon. Ofili has joined the service of God in heaven.”

He added that “service of songs is to prepare us for the last day,” observing that it was important for Christians to always prepare for the last day.

Bishop Ebolum asserted that service of songs “Is a time to consider and ask, God, am I ready? We should know that no death is glorious”.

The younger brother to the late Ofili, Mr. Odika Ofili took the first reading and the Special Adviser on Legal Matters, Barr. Andrew Odum took the second reading at the occasion.

Prayers were offered for the repose of the soul of the late Ofili, the state and individuals at the service which was also attended by the former Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Benjamin Elue, former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, among others.

On Friday, a valedictory session will hold at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba from 8 am while a funeral service will hold from 10 am at the Dominion Christian Centre, Asaba.