Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday joined members of the Chief Nmerukini’s family to pay last tribute to Dame Oroma Nmerukini, who died at the age of 61 after a protracted illness.
Dame Oroma Nmerukini was wife of Chief Azubuike Nmerukini, former Chairman of the Rivers State Local
Government Service Commission and the funeral service held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Mile 2 Diobu in Port Harcourt.
In his tribute, governor Wike expressed the condolences of the State government and people of Rivers State, his wife and children over the irreparable loss suffered by Chief Nmerukini and his extended family.
Governor Wike described late Dame Oroma Nmerukini as a virtuous and a blessed wife who lived for God and humanity.
“As a devout Christian, she dedicatedly served God. As a wife, she loved and cared for her husband. As a mother, she loved and ensured the children got the best care and attention.
“As a leader, she inspired the youths and contributed to the progress of her community.”
Governor Wike said the death of Dame Oroma Nmerukini was a great loss, not only for Chief Nmerukini and his children, but also to her community.
According to Governor Wike, late Dame Oroma Nmerukini served the Church faithfully, touched the life of many people with her generosity, care for others and was compassionate.
“We will all miss her. We, therefore, encourage you to be comforted by the unconditional love she shared, her contributions to community development, and her service to the Church of God and humanity.”
In his sermon, Bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta North, Right Reverend Wisdom Ihunwo, who preached on the topic; “God knows all” admonished the congregation to conduct their life in manners that pleased God
Bishop Ihunwo wondered why people appear like devout Christians outwardly while neck deep in sin and act wickedly forgetting that whatsoever any person sows will be what such person shall reap.
Since, there is nothing hidden away from God, Bishop Ihunwo urged the people to live godly, prepare to meet their creator with pure heart because they shall account for how they spent their time on earth.
Bishop Ihunwo also spoke of Dame Oroma Nmerukini as a woman who has a good heart, touched by the pains of others and helped always, and made peace with God before she gave up the ghost.
Kelvin Ebiri
Special Assistant on Media to the Rivers State governor.
February 17, 2023.