October 16th 2020 is a day the town of Ozubulu and the entire Anambra state will never forget in a hurry, it was the day High Chief Kenneth Ifekudu, Agbalanze Onyekachukwu of Ozubulu, The Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Leeds limited and the group CEO of other flourishing businesses across the globe sent the father Late Chief Paul A Ifekudu (JP) Eze Onyekachukwu home in a super grand and ofalla way.
The carnival like burial of his dad started four days to the proper burial, activities were on going, the caterers were busy dropping cows on daily basis and dishing out assorted menus with it, suya men and fresh fish group were on ground, name the choice wine you want and you will have more than enough of it, ND saxophone, different gospel singers and dance groups performed all night for the vigil and continued the next day.
High chief Kenneth Ifekudu Agbalanze onyekachukwu 1 of Ozubulu were more than ready, he was spreading money like water, he was more than a thousand people put together.
Catholic priests numbering over 50 were present from the vigil mass to the main burial mass celebration officiated by the Bishops of Nnewi and Ekwulobia. The motorcade that went to Boromeow hospital Onitsha to bring the corpse home could be likened to Oshodi traffic jam showing how connected and influential High Chief Kenneth Ifekudu and his siblings are.
Speaking with High Chief Ifekudu, he described his late father as an easy going, God fearing and an ambassador of truth, “we will really miss him, his love is irreplaceable in my heart, I learnt a lot from my Dad, he is a man of words” he admitted.
Not surprisingly Apams Funeral Directors were elaborately present to showcase their latest Chariot horse ride also known as Marsden Hearse which is a four wheeled high quality carriage with their elegant and well suited undertakers, doing what they know best with fabulous and fantastic displays that had people mesmerised in a way one would wish we weren’t mourning but the reality was that we were.
Money is good used to be an adage but was brought to life on the 16th October by Agbalanze Kenneth Ifekudu. It is beautiful we remember that High Chief Kenneth Ifekudu is a philanthropist of high repute, he has attracted infrastructural development to his home town Ozubulu, his foundation has given employment opportunities to lots of people and has given scholarship to indigenes up to university level. No wonder the whole town stoped every other activities to stand with him as he gave his lovely dad the last honour.
Dignitaries from all walks of life were falling on top each other to show their presence, beginning with Obi of Ozubulu HRH ORUCHE Ofeife 11and his cabinet, , Chief Nnaeto Orazuluike MD Genesis Group, Sen. Uche Ekwunife, Ambassador Elijah, Ik Ibeto, Sir victor Nwafor, Barr. Kufo,
Hon Tim, Hon Okwudili, Chief Valentine Ozigbo,
Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, Hon Chris Azubuogu, Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo, Hon Chinedu Onwuaso, Hon vin Ofumelu
Hon Ita Mbora, Chief Frank Okafor, Chief Chinedu Madubuko De Chico,
Chief Obinna Iyiegbu Cubana,
Francis Duru and Ibu, Cross section of Pinnacle men International club,
Bishops, Rev father’s, President General of Towns, Local Government Council men and women, party faithfuls of different parties, and many others too numerous to mention
It will also be on record that High Chief Kenneth Ifekudu sponsored a youth empowerment essay competition against drug addiction for all the secondary schools in Ozubulu which was anchored by Hon. Amb Chibuzo Mbaso Patrick Adadioramma to the glory of God and to the praise of his people. The Youths of Ozubulu saw a wonderful display of intelligence and confidence from their peers and understood that indeed the future is bright for them with the likes of Agbalanze Onyekachukwu.
The carnival like burial of Late Chief Paul A. Ifekudu was blissful, the last journey of a beloved one should forever be remembered and cherished by family and friends. Indeed it was a special farewell that High Chief Kenneth Ifekudu gave his special dad and that shows his heart-felt love.
In his appreciation, he thanked everyone who took their time out of their busy schedule to grace his dad’s burial, he prayed for God’s uncountable blessings upon them.