Former Senate Leader/ Chairman Board of Niger Delta Commission NDDC Victor Ndoma-Egba’s late wife, Amaka was laid to rest at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Akparabong Town, Ikom LGA of Cross River State on December 12, 2020.
One of the officiating priests, Rev. Fr. Francis Eworo, who ministered, said great people usually die young just as Jesus Christ, John the Baptist and several other great people, and that ‘no one can escape death.’
“Some would say why wouldn’t she had lived longer, but we cannot control how and when death comes. Let the Lord grant her eternal rest”.
Rev. Fr. Eworo noted that late Amaka lived a worthy life and dedicated her service to God, adding “certainly God will travel with her and lift her up”.
Eworo charged the living to live a worthy life, saying, “in this country we keep collecting and amassing wealth and we do not think of the poor, rather they benefit from the suffering of the poor.
“COVID-19 came and the government people made money and we tied our mouths. I wish God will also tie the hands of corrupt politicians too so that they cannot amass wealth…let the death of Amaka bring us back to our senses. Senator Ndoma-Egba you are a good man, you and your wife built this church, God will bless you”.
Also speaking, the Bishop of Uyo Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. John Abebe Ayah, described late Amaka as a peaceful individual who treated people with honour and showed no disdain to people who go close to her.
To Rev. Fr. Dr. Donatus Akpan, the Bishop of Ogoja Diocese, “the good legacy of Amaka will remain forever with us.”
In his brief speech, the former Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, described his late wife as “a builder of human beings…In her house nobody is called house girl. She was a strong woman who liked celebration. We would celebrate her. It is not the quantity of life but the life in our soul. I want to be buried close to my wife when I die”.