THE remains of the late Chibuzor Frank Izuorah have been laid to rest in his country home, Ire Village, Obosi, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State at 48.
Before his death, he was known for his philanthropy. He established the Chibiak Scholarship Foundation to support indigent students of Obosi who had gained admission into higher institutions but were unable to afford required school fees among other achievements in his community. He also held a chieftaincy title, Onwa Ogbaike Obosi.
During a funeral Mass held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Obosi, the Catholic Bishop of Onitsha Diocese, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, who was represented by Rev. Fr. John Okeke said he was a good man, husband and father to many and lived a life of a good Christian.
In his word, “he was dedicated to church and gave his life to Christ, supported the less privileged and people of Obosi in a very huge way. We are thanking God for the life he lived on earth and his children. I advice his family to be courageous and have faith in God”.
Most Rev. Okeke further reminded Christians to always do things that please God, be their brothers’ keepers and pray consistently to ask God for forgiveness of sins.
His funeral attracted dignitaries, friends and huge turn up of the entire community of Obosi Kingdom.
The younger brother of the deceased, who described his late brother as a philanthropist said he derived joy in giving to the poor, widows, and gave scholarship to about 250 indigent students from Obosi in tertiary institutions. He called on other well to do Nigerians to emulate him as to give hope and chances of survival to the poor.
He said: “I want to assure you that his death was not natural. I discussed with him one week before he died on how to execute a lot of projects we mapped out that would benefit the less privileged which were supposed to begin by January, February and March, this year. We promised to build a law court for the community by January but all these projects are standstill right now.
“On that very faithful day being 27th December, 2020 , he left to Akwaeze with his wife for Baazar in the church after our family meeting. One thing that makes me happy is that he had joy in helping people and died in the church. My brother lived a good life and I wish other people will emulate him. But I want to assure you that he is late does not mean that all the projects will stop. It will only take me sometime to continue…”
The president of Obosi Development Union, Port Harcourt Branch, Ugo Egbuonye said that the late Chibuzor was their patron who single headedly built a hall for the branch and despite the short life he lived, he contributed to his town in many ramifications. He prayed for his soul to have eternal rest in the Lord.
“The crowd you have seen today is to acknowledge his achievement. He died at 48 but he achieved what people who lived up to 100 years did not achieve. He was a god send to our people in Obosi.”
The late Chibuzor Izuora is survived by his wife, Ifeoma Izuora, four children, Kelvin, Sochima, Chioma and Henry, including other relations.