Nige­ri­ans urged to sus­tain fam­ily val­ues

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - THE METRO SECTION - By De­mola Abim­bolu

NIGE­RI­ANS have been ad­vised to sus­tain fam­ily val­ues by in­cul­cat­ing right val­ues in their chil­dren and wards in or­der to over­come the chal­lenges of the chang­ing world.

The Chair­man, Literary Com­mit­tee of Uzaokoli Methodist Col­lege Old Boys’ As­so­ci­a­tion (UMCOBA), Sir Udeagha John Egbe, said this while de­liv­er­ing his speech at the yearly thanks­giv­ing and ded­i­ca­tion ser­vice of the old boys’ as­so­ci­a­tion in La­gos.

The pre­sid­ing min­is­ter, Very Revd. Sun­day Onadipe, also charged the alumni to al­ways re­main thank­ful to God, who has kept them alive to wit­ness an­other year in good health and peace of mind.

He com­mended the plan­ning com­mit­tee mem­bers for their con­sis­tency in putting up a suc­cess­ful out­ing year -in year-out. A book en­ti­tled: Afam­i­lyof Five, au­thored by Miss Rebecca Nneoma Egbe, was pre­sented at the event. The book high­lighted the in­de­struc­tibil­ity of a fam­ily and its im­por­tance on the in­di­vid­ual and the so­ci­ety at large.

The Chair­man of the event, Chief Anam­elechi Eteogu, thanked the or­gan­is­ers and the spon­sors and said he looked for­ward to see­ing all in at­ten­dance next year.

Dis­tin­guished alumni at the event in­cluded Sir Eloagu Ukeje, Chief Billy Okoye and oth­ers.

THE fam­i­lies of Olaobaju Ara­jonwo and Owoy­omi Ejio Alayo of Ile-ife, have an­nounced the death of Deaconess Ju­lianah Ebun Olaobaju , on Satur­day Novem­ber 25, at the age of 80. A Chris­tian wake holds to­day 30, 2017 at her res­i­dence No. 32, Olokun Street, Walode Com­pound, Ilode, Ile-ife, Osun State and will be cburied to­mor­rown at the same venue.

She is sur­vived by chil­dren­whom is Niyi John­son Osuo­lale Olaobaju.

FUNERAL cer­e­mony of Pa Simeon Olabisi Ogun­si­akan, aged 102, be­gins to­day at Ondo Town with ser­vice of songs/chris­tian wake at 8, Oye Akin­na­wonu Road. Burial is to­mor­row af­ter a funeral ser­vice at All Saints’ Angli­can Church, Og­bonkowo, Ondo.

He is sur­vived by chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and great grand­chil­dren among whom is Olase­hinde Olabisi.

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