Let your name open doors with life you lead–Fubara

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Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has said that people must reflect on the kind of life they live and make amends if it will not open doors of better opportunities for their children, and others who have encountered them. Fubara gave the advice at the funeral service of his late mother-in-law, Mrs Adeline Ndalu Jaja, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Opobo Town, Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of the State on Saturday. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Nelson Chukwudi, and sent to newsmen. The governor noted that it is very disastrous for parents or leaders to conduct their lives without regard to building a good name that will become valuable currency for their children and those who associate with them to use as a lifeline when in challenges. Fubara stated, “We are all here this afternoon to say bye-bye to Mama. But I want you to go home with something. And by the grace of God, I don’t think there will be any counter to the point I will make. “How do we live our lives? Can we live in such a way that when we are no more, our names can open doors for our children? That is what I want you to go home with. “Mama has lived her life, and it has opened a lot of doors for her biological children. Even those people that are close to Mama, when you mention that you know so and so person, doors will open. “So, I want everybody here to go back and reflect on it. You must live life so that when you are no more, and our children who are left behind mention our names, those names open doors for them. “I feel that is the greatest virtue parents should leave for their children. ” He further said Mama was a good example because she lived a good life, was simple, and promoted justice; and stated that she is already with God. The governor also declared that his confidence is in God who is the foundation on which his administration is anchored. He assured that despite the contending challenges, the State and his administration have triumphed. “I want to thank every one of you this afternoon, more especially our leaders, true leaders of our dear State. Leaders, because one of the reasons why one is called a leader is your experience and age. “True leaders are here to support us in these trial times. I want to thank all of you, and to say, continue to stand for what is right and what is true, ” Governor Fubara said. He expressed appreciation to his brother Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, for his show of love by being physically present while he buried his late mother-in-law. The governor also thanked the true leaders of the State who have stood with him to promote what is right and to protect the interest of the State. Fubara particularly acknowledged the fatherly role played by the Amayanabo of Opobo Kingdom, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, and for ensuring that peace continued to prevail in the kingdom. In his speech, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State conveyed the condolences of sister States in the region to Governor Fubara, his family and Rivers people for the loss they have suffered. Diri said it is always sad to have a loved one die, no matter the age, saying ate Mrs Adeline Ndalu Jaja would have lived longer, especially now that her daughter is the First Lady of Rivers State but quickly pointed out that death is a pointer to how temporary life is on earth. Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Lady Valerie Fubara, read the biography of the late matriarch, which was a testimony of a courageous leader who rose from a humble beginning and disciplined parentage to success, with a career in the Nigeria Police Force that spanned years of active service till her retirement in 1997. Among stakeholders who joined to pay their last respects include: former governor of Rivers State, Sir Dr. Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili, (rtd); State Deputy Governor, Prof Ngozi Odu; Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Simeon Amadi; Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo; former National Chairman, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus. Others are, former Minister of Transport, Dr. Abiye Sekibo; Senators John Azuta Mbata and Lee Maeba; former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Austin Opara; Dr Sam Sam Jaja; Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka; Chief Emeh Glory Emeh; National and State Assembly members from both Rivers and Bayelsa.

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