Obaseki describes John Ogie as a committed, dedicated family man
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Obaseki describes John Ogie as a committed, dedicated family man

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has described the late John Omoregie Ogie as a great father and a committed and dedicated family man who stood for what he believed in.

Obaseki said this during a funeral service for late Ogie, held at St. Matthew's Cathedral, Sakponba Road in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Late John Ogie is the elder brother to the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Barr. Osarodion Ogie. He died at the age of 75 years.

Dignitaries at the occasion include Chief of Staff to Edo State Governor, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha; Commissioner for Urban and Regional Planning, Isoken Omo, wife of Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mrs. Maryann Shaibu, amongst others.

The governor said late Ogie lived a good life, contributing positively to the development of the society.

According to him, “During our time as students at Eghosa Grammar School, John Ogie provided sterling leadership for us who were his juniors in school. The guidance he provided has helped us today in society.

"As we celebrate his life, I believe it is important that we take the lessons of how he lived his life. I recall his support during my campaign, in the first and second-term campaigns. He was always committed to whatever he set his mind to achieve.

“He was a principled man, committed and dedicated to causes he was passionate about. He was a great father, who stood for what he believed in.”

"As we lay him to rest, we must uphold the values he lived by and continue to keep the values of the Anglican faith,” the governor urged.

The Bishop of Benin Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Peter Imasuen, in his sermon, called on youths to emulate the life of late John Ogie, who has lived a good life and touched the lives of many in society.

Reading from Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, Rt. Rev. Imasuen called on the congregation to be mindful of their actions, noting that late Ogie fought the good fight and finished his race well.

The clergy noted, "He was a patient man and touched the lives of many people in society. I call on his children to emulate him and keep his legacy alive."


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