The National President of Diocesan Priests of Nigeria and Senior Lecturer, College of Education, Oju, Benue State, Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onmoke has made a strong case for the needy and the less privileged in thesociety.
Onmoke said it was only when the people make it a point of responsibility to contribute to humanity positively that they could be said to have lived a fulfilled and celebrated life.
Speaking during the homily at the burial mass of Sir Stephen Odiba Adole in Adoka, Benue State on Friday, the clergy said it would be worthwhile to celebrate those who were still living, rather than doing so when they were dead.
While acknowledging the good deeds of late Noble Stephen Adole, the clergy added that it was the good work of the late Philanthropist that made all and sundry to gather from all walls of life, to celebrate him.
Our Corresspondent reports that the burial was attended by so many personalities, among whom are former President of Nigerian Senate, Dr. David Mark, the Enewa k’Idoma, Chief Mrs. Helen Mark, Senator Tunde Ogbeha and wife, Mrs. Esther Ogbeha and Alhaji UsmanAbubakar (a.k.a Young Alhaji).
Other dignitaries included Hon. Ezekiel Adaji, member representing Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency, Hon. Ademu Entonu representing Apa/Agatu, Hon. Samson Okwu of Oju/Obi federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Egli Ahubi of Otukpo/Akpa and Hon. Joseph Ojobo of Ogbadibo state constituency of Benue House of Assembly.
Others are Former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, Benue State Chairman of PDP, Sir John Ngbede, former PDP Governorship candidate, Prince Terhemen Tarzoor, former governorship aspirant, Barr. Harrison Ogbole, PDP women leader in Benue State, Mrs. Abeje Egwa, former state Chairman of PDP, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo, MD of Joy FM Otukpo, Princess Christabel Iyanya, among others.