Daa Christiana Bessy Nwosu, the mother of erstwhile Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Abia State, Chief Barr Chikwerendu Simeon Lawrence Nwosu was today Friday, December 3, 2021 laid to rest in grand style in her country home, Dikenta, Ekenobizi, Umuahia, Umuahia South LGA, Abia State amidst encomiums on her.
She was buried in her son’s palatial home as dignitaries described her as a woman of substance, role model and a woman that provided the roadmap of success and integrity for women in the area, stressing that she trained her children to be leaders of the society.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was represented at the funeral service held at the St Peter’s Anglican Church Ekenobizi said late Daa Christiana made an indelible sacrifice to the society, pointing out that she, as a community leader, made a lot of sacrifices to not only her children, but to Abia State as a whole.
The Abia chief executive was represented by his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu who also asked the Nwosu’s family to follow the footsteps of their departed matriarch and ensure that her legacies are not wiped out.
The Senator representing Abia Central in the Senate, Senator T A Orji, said Mama Christy was a woman whose character was exemplary and worthy to emulate, pointing out that she gave an articulate, industrious and committed personality in the person of the Barr CSL Nwosu to Abia State when the state needed him most.
Amongst the dignitaries that paid their last respect were the Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Commissioners, present and former SSGs, House of Assembly members and their former colleagues, traditional rulers, captains of industries, PDP State Chairman, Rt Hon Allwell Asiforo Okere, members of PDP across the federation politicians of all shades etc.
In his funeral oration, Barr Nwosu said his mother was a peaceful woman, and that she cared for her children in a special way. “She was very hardworking, strong and enterprising and was always very uncomfortable with dirty environment”, he noted.
Aged 96, Mama Christiana was a devout Christian of the Anglican faith and was survived by seven children, 15 grand children and 15 great grand children.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.