Grace Ifeoma Adichie, the late first female Registrar of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka , and mother of celebrated author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has proceeded for her final journey after her interment in Abba, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Mrs Adichie, until her death, was a permanent member of the Anambra State Basic Education Board ASUBEB.
During her funeral mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Abba, attended by the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, former Governor of the State and PDP Vice-Presidential candidate in the last general election, Mr. Peter Obi, the Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Revd Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor reminded Christians of the transient nature of life on earth, a reason to put in one’s best in order to bequeath worthy legacies on future generations as the late Grace did.
While consoling the bereaved family, Bishop Ezeokafor urged them to sustain the good legacies of their late mother, reminding all that heaven is the eternal home for Christians who ran their race well.
Other dignitaries who joined in bidding farewells to the deceased are the Traditional ruler of Abba, Igwe Sir Leonard Ezeh, the Managing Director of Best Aluminium Manufacturing company, Chief Pius Nweke, and an illustrious son of the community, Chief Cosmas Agagbo, while members of ASUBEB were led by Chief Patrick Ugbaja.