By Anthony Awunor 

A cross section of mourners who have come to bid late Mrs Uche Onyekachi, aka Ada Jesus have commended the philanthropist life the woman lived, saying that she was still giving while in her sick bed. 

Ada Jesus was buried on the 20th January, 2024 at Udo quarters, Ubulu-Uku in what can be described as a State burial. 

Senator of the 8th and 9th National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi graced the burial ceremony and the Director Representing Delta North in the Direct Labour Agency, DLA, Hon. Sir Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor.

Also at the funeral were Prof. Leroy Edozien, Engr. Hycent Enuha, Ide Austin Izagbo, Ide Tony Nwaka, Prince Fred Mordi and Mr Gozie Nwoyo. 

In fact, very important personalities cutting across party affiliations graced the burial ceremony in large numbers. 

Ubulu Ezemu media crew was on ground and took a live coverage of the event. 

Others include: former President of Ubulu-Uku Youth Development Council (UYDC), Comrade Augustine Enyi, Udo youths, Ubulu-Uku youths, Ogbogu Okonji, a popular cultural musician from Anioma with his Anioma Brothers, amongst other dignatories.

Ubulu Ezemu gathered that, while in the hospital, she was still doing empowerment to both patients in the same hospital and to others who are hale and hearty. 

She was said to have procured over 200 bags of rice, which she wanted to share to the poor last December. But death cut her life short. 

In his tribute to Ada Jesus, one of her close loyalists, Mr Akalaka Nally Ashibuogwu said he has been heartbroken since the demise of the departed, adding that they were very close to the extent that some people refer to her as his mother. 

Mr Ashibuogwu said “Ada Jesus is not my biological mother but she has stood for me over the years as a mother-figure in the sense that most people, within and outside Ubulu-Uku refer to her as my mother” . 

“There is no secret about such bonding but it has to do with understanding, trust and mutual cooperation. In fact, those factors were the secret of our relationship. 

“Sadly, she left this world and entered into eternity on the early hours of Sunday 19th November, 2023. There is no doubt, that she has gone to be with the Lord who knows everything in secret and in the open”

While recounting his encounter with Ada Jesus, Mr Chukwudi Emmanuel expressed his high respect for the deceased. 

He said “My first meeting with her, just because i went to greet her, she gave me 100 dollar. She was a very nice woman, I don’t know why death have to take her away from us. 

Ada Jesus, a philanthropist and a key member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) died on 19th November, 2023 in Asaba. 

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