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At Imoke Funeral: Jonathan Urge Nigerians To Enrich History

Source: EWACHE AJEFU, ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: THE IMOKE FAMILY AT THE FUNERAL FOR LATE MRS COMFORT IMOKE IN ITIGIDI, ABI LGA, CROSS RIVER STATE TODAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2010.
PHOTO: THE IMOKE FAMILY AT THE FUNERAL FOR LATE MRS COMFORT IMOKE IN ITIGIDI, ABI LGA, CROSS RIVER STATE TODAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2010.
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ABUJA, NOV 06, (THEWILL)- President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has urged Nigerians to enrich history by contributing meaningfully to societal development and hand down a worthy legacy to future generations.

He stated this today while paying tribute to late Mrs. Comfort Agbonibuan Imoke nee Imoukhuede, mother of Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River, at the funeral service in her memory at Itigidi, Abi LGA in Cross River State.

President Jonathan described late Madam Imoke as a star, who impacted many lives positively both in and out of public service. According to him, she also multiplied her legacies “by raising up her children in a God-fearing way such that they too are impacting society positively."

He thus enjoined all to leave their footprints on the sands of time, so that successive generations can celebrate their legacies.

In his sermon, officiating priest, Rt. Rev. Emele Uka of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, described late Mrs. Imoke as a quintessential woman and a professional nurse who kept her integrity all through her professional career and family life. He urged Nigerians to live above board in whatever they do in life.

Also speaking on behalf of family members, Dr. Efem Imoke, elder brother of Gov. Imoke, extolled the qualities of his late mother, saying she is being celebrated in death because she lived a fulfilled life.

Dignitaries who accompanied President Jonathan at the occasion include his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Governors of Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Bauchi, Ebonyi and Abia States. Others include, Minister of Women Affairs, Josephine Anenih, her Environment and Internal Affairs counterparts, John Odey and Emmanuel Iheanacho, National Assembly members, PDP Board of Trustees member, Chief Tony Anenih, former Cross Rivers State Governor, Donald Duke, and Presidential Aides.

Photo: The entire Imoke family at the funeral for late Mrs. Comfort Agbonibuan Imoke nee Imoukhuede in Itigidi, Abi, LGA, Cross RIver State.

Photo: President Goodluck Jonathan with Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke at the funeral.