Dignitaries from within and outside Enugu state joined the Managing Director of COPEN Group and former President of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Rev. Ugochukwu Chime, to bid his mother; Mama Justina Nwaelute Chime goodnight.
Extolling the virtues of his mother, Chime described her as an “icon, efficient instructor, dutiful wife, responsible mother, compassionate community leader, and pragmatic Christian.”
The funeral service was held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Abia town, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu.
The funeral venue was filled to capacity as early as 9 am. The event was scheduled to start at 10 am.
His word: “You set a blazing example of patience in distress for us. You were a true icon, a class act who has never lost the ability to be happy in good or bad times.
“Your word was your bond, and you would never tolerate any action that even indicated sabotage. You were a superstar until the end, and you will always be remembered for your worthwhile impacts.”
Dignitaries that graced the event include; the Wife of the Executive Governor of Enugu State, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State’s Former Executive Governor, Sullivan Chime, former Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo, and People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State, Peter Mbah.
Others were captains and leaders in the housing industry, including members of the board of Africa International Housing Show (AIHS); former Managing Director of Family Homes Funds Limited, Mr. Femi Adewole; REDAN President, Aliyu Wammako; the owner of Housing Development Programme on AIT and TVC, Festus Adebayo; among others.
In his special remark, Nebo, during a section of the funeral sermon eulogized late Madame Chime saying “she was our mother, our mentor, and our compatriot. She was a mother of all, very cool, calm, loyal, humble, and God-fearing.”
In the same vein, Sullivan Chime said Mama Chime served as a conflict mediator, and exerted her energy in building the younger generation, noting that she would be greatly missed by the entire community.