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Remains Of Ex-NUJ Scribe’s Mother Laid To Rest, … It’s Celebration Of Life, Says Son

The remains of 76 year-old Deaconess Florence Aishatu Adi, mother of the immediate past Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Kaduna State Council, Comrade John Femi Adi, were laid to rest on Friday in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria.

The funeral on Friday attracted dozens of sympathizers from different walks of life, who attested that late Mrs. Aishatu was a virtuous woman.

Delivering his graveside oration at the Barnawa Cemetery, Kaduna, Pastor David Williams Hezekiah of The Apostolic Church, Kaduna Assembly, urged sympathizers to live their lives with eternity in view, even as he noted that human beings are nothing but pilgrims here on the earth.

Quoting from the Book of the Psalms chapter 90 ver 12 , Pastor Hezekiah reiterated that everyone today is a year closer to their God and as such life must be lived intentionally and with a deliberate effort to make life count both in time and in eternity.

He reiterated that one day, the end will come for every human being who will meet with God face to face and to give account of how they lived their lives while on earth.

Speaking at the thanksgiving service, at The Apostolic Church, Barnawa Assembly shortly after the burial, Femi appreciated the outpouring of love and support from the church friends, relatives, and colleagues, describing them as true pillars of hope and more.

“To us it’s a celebration because our mother lived a good life. She was a mother not just to us her biological children but to everyone around her

The seasoned Journalist out of emotion, cried out to the church friends and relatives to be a wife to his 80-year old Father, Pa Emmanuel Kayode Adi, while noting that the late mum, Aishatu left a vacuum that only God can fill.

He said, “as a family, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who have reached out and offered their condolences, thoughts, and prayers during this time of immense sadness. Your love and support have been a source of strength, and they are forever.

“My prayer to the church is that my Father needs a wife. We his children need a mother and I hope that you will stand for us. My mother took Christianity to another level. She took it as the Faith in the Bible. I have never seen a woman who believed that whatever you do, God will stand for you. That was who my mum was.

“My Father is 80-years old. Meanwhile, with the remaining years he has here on earth, I urged the entire church to please be a wife to him.

“Throughout the period of this trying time, I can tell you that we owe nobody even one naira or any kind of debt because you supported us. You have been a pillar to us and that has really encouraged us. Thank you very much for standing by us and may God bless you all.”

Deaconess Aishatu died naturally on  Sunday morning 11th February, 2024  while preparing for church service.


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