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Bishop Maduwike blames ruling class for Nigeria’s woes … At Justice Metu’s burial

The remains of the late retired High Court Judge, Justice (Sir) Emmanuel Oriaku Metu, were laid to rest in his country home, Owuzo Eziama, in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.
The funeral service which took place at the Emmanuel Church Eziama was a celebration of the life of a legal icon that dominated the space during his time.
The event, an interlude of joy for a fulfilled life and sorrow for the demise attracted dignitaries from within and outside, including, members of the legal profession, politicians, top government functionaries, religious leaders, traditional rulers, friends, relations and well wishers.
Preaching during the funeral service on a central theme entitled:  “here will you spend your eternity? (11 Cor. 5:1), the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru, the Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chigozie Maduwike, JP, warned that human life is transient, very temporary, and that God has a permanent lodge for the people in heaven.
He further said that life no matter how rosy, wonderful and great would one day come to an end with its attractions and beauty.
According to him, while in this world in earthen vessels, there is hope that if one dies there is another house made by God for him or her in heaven.
As we look forth for this house which is eternal life said the prelate, we must be prepared by living a holy and righteous life.
Bishop Maduwike said that although we are living in a perilous time that is marked with numerous crises and conflicts especially in our country where everything seemed to have  collapsed, he enjoined all not to be discouraged  or lose hope.
The prelate took a swipe on the voting class blaming them for the present natural woes.
He said that poor leadership is responsible do the present sufferings in the land which has given rooms for various criminal activities.
He said that through everything, includi8ng roads, healthcare, education, security, justice delivery, industries, electoral system have collapse.
He said that any nation that cannot take care of its citizens is a failed state.
Bishop Maduwike eulogized the virtues of the late high court judge, describing him as a  man of faith, wisdom, knowledge and the spirit of God.
He said that during his time as a presiding judge, he dispensed justice without fear or faviour, knowing that justice delayed was justice denied.
He enjoined his children to emulate their father’s sterling qualities,
In a biography of the legal luminary, his eldest son, Mr. Foster Metu described his late father as an avid football fan, a church man, a music lover and a meticulous jurist.
On what his late father would be remembered for, he simply said, “A beacon of light”.
The event was well attended with a galaxy of ministers of God, including Bishops Godson Ukanwa of Isimbano and Rt. Rev. Christian Egwuzor of Aba Anglican Diocese.
Others included, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Justice Goddy Anumihe, Rtd. Justice B.A. Njamanze Mrs. Jane Nwankiti and others.
Various choir groups rendered special anthems.

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