Friday, 24 May 2013

Achebe Laid To Rest A Midst Encomium In Ikenga Ogidi.

President Goodluck Jonathan has described Professor Chinua Achebe as a philosopher of our time and promised to reform the political landscape of the country in the area of electoral process.

The president who later promised to rebuild the Central School Akpokaogwe, where Achebe started his formal education said that Achebe's books are a true reflection of Nigerian past, but called on the present generation of political class in Nigeria to ensure that they imbibe that honest and exemplary live of Achebe.

The Iroko as he was popularly called in the Ogidi community was later interred after a Church service at Saint Philips Anglican Church Ogidi.

At the church service, the officiating Priest, Arch Bishop Ikechi Nwosu said Achebe is a parable to the Nigeria nation.

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke extensively on the works of Achebe and the need for a political reorientation and reform.

The president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama in his speech said Achebe's literature has inspired generation after generation toward radical and cultural pride.
He insists that Africa indeed has lost a great son.

Other well meaning Nigerians which include the ministers, Governors, academies and social crusaders have various views on the live and time of Professor Achebe.

The remains of the literally icon was later laid to rest in his country home in Ikenga Ogidi, after a church service at Saint Philip's Anglican church Ogidi.
In Professor Achebe's words, “it is the storyteller, who makes us what we are, who creates history.

The storyteller creates the memory that the survivors must have ...otherwise their surviving would have no meaning'" end of quote.
Onuora Aninwobodo reporting from Ogidi where things have fallen apart.

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