Grief-striken prominent politician and business mogul, Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has appealed to Nigerians to pray for him as he has been in great pains because of what he termed “mutiple death” in his family in the last decade.
Chief Iwuanyanwu made the moving appeal penultimate Friday at the funeral service of his younger brother, Sir Jessen Iwuanyanwuy who died at the age of 59.
In his sermon at the service held at the Cathedral Church of St. Mathew, Atta, the Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel C. Maduwike, JP, submitted that though people hate to mention death, “it will always come when it will come.”
Preaching on the theme “The necessity of Death”, the bishop counseled Christians to be always prepared for death as it would come at any time and at anybody.
He took a swipe at the rulers of men who he said ruled without the fear of God as if there is no tomorrow, warning that everyone would give account of his stewardship on earth on the day of judgement.
The preacher described the deceased as a cheerful gentleman who served God and humanity and urged the bereavged family to have faith in God as the final Arbiter.
The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev Cyril C. Okorocha, PhD, before saying prayers for the bereaved family, described the deceased as a good churchman and urged his survivors to take solace in God.
The service was conducted by Ven. Sam K. Anumihe and the only lesson was read by the deceased’s son, Mr Obinna Iwuanyanwu as the Cathedral choir was on duty.
The occasion was attended by hundreds of sympathizers from all walks of life including priests, politicians and industrialists.