Former President Goodluck Jonathan has talked about the difficulties he had as a young student in elementary school. He claims he almost quit school in primary three except for his late uncle Omieworio Afeni' s encouragement.
After a burial ceremony was performed in the St. Stephen Anglican Church, Otuoke, Elder Omieworio Afeni, the younger brother of Jonathan' s mother Eunice, who passed away at the age of 87, was buried on Friday.
Addressing the burial, a former Nigerian leader said his late uncle supported him in pursuing his studies and was responsible for his academic accomplishment.
He spoke of his late uncle as a kind man who always thought the correct thing to do.
" My uncle was a kind man, " he remarked. My uncle encouraged me to finish elementary school when I would have quit after the third grade.
Christians are viewed as pilgrims on earth who have been given certain obligations while residing on this planet, from which we will undoubtedly depart once our time on Earth is through.
" Even with this knowledge eever- presentin in humans' brains, there is always a sense of loss when a loved one passes away, regardless of the circumstances or age of the deceased. "
For the memories we had, the time we spent together, the legacy they left behind, and the lessons we were able to take away from their lives and times, we will always miss the people we love.
This is the awful sensation I am currently experiencing as a result of my dear uncle, Elder Omieworio Afeni, who lived for 87 years, passing on to everlasting glory.
" My uncle was a decent man; he was direct, orderly, honest, and extremely hospitable to family members and everyone else who came into touch with him. "
" He was a decent family guy, a devoted sibling to my mother, who took on fatherly duties at a very young age, and he lived honorably, serving as an inspiration to many in the family and the community. "
Senator Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa State, urged his people to love one another by describing death as the end of every human being. He said that the late Afeni, from whom former President Jonathan drew his worldview, led a wonderful life deserving of imitation.
Source: Daily Trust
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