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THE late Chief Moses Nwasineke Ozoigbo (lde Akunachumba) of Umuagu Kindred, Ubahuogu Village, Ubuluisuzor has been laid to rest  in his home amid pomp.

The ceremony attracted notable  personalities within and outside Anambra, including , Allen Onyema of Air peace  Airline, Deputy speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Paschal  Agbodike, MD and CEO, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, Sir Chuka Nnabuife, among others.

He was the son of late PA Obialor and madam Alice Ozoigbo. His father  was strickt in bringing him up in the traditional ways, and was endowed Ozonwa title  as was a popular thing in those days .

He refused to take the Ozo title and inclined to the white man’s religion and education that made him to be involved in adult baptism, bearing the name Moses from the Catholic Church.

In the early fifties, he married his heart- trub  from the family of late Chief Mathias Obidile, of Mbarakpaka village in Ihiala. The marriage was fruitful and successful till March 2012 when  Madam Alice was called home by her maker.

Ozoigbo  left Benin to join the trending business and craft of carving and bleeding the rubber trees, and was well known as reputable old hand in the brick laying craft. He practiced it from late forties to late eighties , his hand work took him to many places within the southeast in those days till his retirement.

His son, Domnic Ozoigbo (sirwhite) described his father as a great father, a great leader and mentor who left  the legacy of peace and unity and led a good Christian and fruitful life.

In his tribute, one of his sons and Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Political Matters, Dr Arinze Ozoigbo said his father affected his values and transferred confidence as a baton.

According to him, he was a mentor  and truly friendly, who respectd the peoples’ feelings and always in the side of the truth even when it hurts.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive officer, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, Sir Chuka Nnabuife described his death as a terrible blow to his family, Ubuluisiuzo  people and the entire people of Anambra State.

In his words, he was a very reliable and hardworking man aside having contributed a lot to the growth and development of many people and  Ubuluisiuzo community, .

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