By Adonis Amadi
The remains of Late Prince Nelson Acho Amadi has been laid to rest in his home town, Umuehietta Avu in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.
A funeral service was held in his honour at Emmanuel Anglican Church Avu.
In his sermon during the service, the Archdeacon of Avu and Vicar of the Church, Ven. Mike Amadi called on those aspiring for leadership positions to work hard as leadership is not given on platters of gold.
He pointed out that the event of the day is not by accident as God already knew what will happen.
Ven. Amadi, who is also the Diocesan Clerical Synod Secretary, maintained that the Anglican Diocese of Owerri does not recognize Nze title, stressing that late Nelson Amadi had ‘Nze’ as a nickname and a traditional title.
He frowned at the proliferation of chieftaincy titles by traditional rulers to their loyalists instead of on merit.
The funeral service attracted people from far and near, including in-laws, friends and well-wishers.
Priest who graced the occasion includes Ven. Ben Nwaneri (rtd.) Evang. Precious Akujuonu and Evang. Great Okere.
Prince D.O. Amadi, the official Eze-elect of Avu Autonomous Community, who is the immediate younger brother to late Nelson Amadi performed the dust-to-dust rite.
In the funeral oration presented by the family late Nelson Amadi was born 82 years ago to HRH, Eze Augustine Ashiegbu and Ugoeze Theresa Ugbala Amadi of Umuoparaocha, Umukwa, in Umuehietta Avu, Owerri West LGA, Imo State. He was the first child of the family of a disciplinarian father and amiable mother. He started his primary school at Central School, later, he moved to Isiekenezi on the present Ideato LGA, and had his Standard Six Certificate at St. Michael School Obinze. While he was alive, he worked with many companies including the Daniel Transport Company Apapa Lagos, UAC Nig. Plc, Kingsway Stores Lagos. Later moved to Aba where he worked with Trans Nig. Ltd Aba and Starline Nig. Ltd, where he was promoted to Head the Transport Department.
He is survived by Mrs. Patience C. Amadi – wife, Deaconess Sylvia Ugoeze Ahukanna, daughter, Miss Favour Ijeoma Amadi – Daughter, Miss Emmanuella Chinwendu Amadi – Daughter, Prince Davidson O. Amadi, brother – Chief James IK Amadi brother and others too numerous to mention.