Lagos - Senator for the Rivers South East Constituency of Rivers State, Magnus Abe, has paid tribute to Archbishop Friday Osaro Nwator, the late Special Adviser on Health to former President Shehu Shagari.
Nwator, the former President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has been laid to rest in his home-town, Ogale in Eleme local government area of the state.
In his tribute, Abe described the late Nwator, who was the first medical doctor from Eleme local government area of Rivers State, as a man of God in many ways, all of which were wonderful and exemplary.
Abe said the deceased Archbishop did not only take care of his immediate family but extended the same to all who were opportune to come in contact with him.
He advised the family to take solace in the fact that he lived an exemplary life.
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“He has gone to rest in the bosom of his maker,” Abe said.
In his sermon at the funeral service held at Otor-Eleme Civic Centre, a cleric, and senior Pastor of Redemption Ministries, Stephen Akinola, urged Christians to emulate the virtues of the late Archbishop.
He stressed that the late Nwator touched lives positively in his lifetime.
Among dignitaries at the funeral service were the former Governor of the old Rivers State, Chief Rufus Ada-George; the Chairman of Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council and President Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, Godwin Gininwa, and Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the governorship, among others.
Until his death on April 6 at the age of 74, Nwator was the President of the Integrity Bishops and Faithful Ministers Network Worldwide and a member of Nigeria’s first Constituents Assembly in 1977, an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), a philanthropist and bridge-builder.
- CAJ News