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Former ASUP scribe buries mum at Abatete

By Onyeka Uwakwe, Oko on Friday Nov 08, 2019.. Edited and Updated on Friday Nov 08, 2019 8:49 am. 1083 Views
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PHOTO: The late Mrs Monica Okonkwo

Former ASUP scribe buries mum at Abatete

Onyeka Uwakwe - Oko - Friday Nov 08, 2019.

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* ASUP Secretary also buries mother

Former ASUP scribe, Comrade S.I. Okonkwo (Ichie Ogbu Abatete) buries mother Akukanaji Monica Okonkwo (new Okafor) today. She was aged, 75.

Comrade Okonkwo, a strong unuonust is a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration, Federal Polytechnic, Oko. A release from ASUP Secretariat indicates that members of the union will be attending the burial.

Ahead of the burial, vigil Mass held at her compound Thursday. Burial Mass holds today Friday at Most Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Abatete. 

Thereafter, interment holds immediately after Mass at her compound, Ichie Ogbu Palace, Orofia Ogbu Village, Abatete.

In a similar development, National Secretary of ASUP, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe whose mother passed on recently is being buried today. Comrade Ezeibe is a lecturer in at Federal Polytechnic, Nekede.

Already, National Officers of ASUP led by comrade Usman Dutse are in Oko enroute Isuochi for the burial. Its is not clear if the officers will make out time to reach Abatete to commiserate with comrade Okonkwo.


Source: Field reports

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