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Isiokpo ready to host the world in sorrow as Wigwe goes home

Isiokpo ready to host the world in sorrow as Wigwe goes home
  • PublishedMarch 9, 2024

For the immediate family of Herbert Wigwe, loved ones, friends and colleagues nothing could underscore the below verse in the bible than today’s (Saturday, March 9, 2024) gathering at Isiokpo in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers state.

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;……….A time to weep, and a time laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance”.

 After 58 years of earthly sojourn, Dr. Herbert Wigwe takes his final rest today.

“But death came too late”, according to the Ikwerre Council chairman, Dr. Samuel Nwanosike, because “he had achieved all that most people of his age could not achieve”.

To millions of his admirers, Wigwe died too young. This is premised on the fact that the Holy Book gives 70 years as the youngest period a devote Christian should live on earth.  It is on this understanding that the world converges at Isiokpo to mourn one of its best in all human endeavours.

The signs were well pronounced as local mourners gathered in clusters discussing in low tones. Perhaps, on the death and today’s burial of their beloved son, Wigwe.

By Friday afternoon, every venue scheduled for this burial was set: the school, the church and the university premises. The roads are clean as potholes have disappeared. Isiokpo is ready to host the world, though in sorrow.

Source Vanguard.

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Written By
Regina Robinson

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