Hon. Solomon Onah hailed for his role in organizing a befitting burial for Late Justice Agbo JCA
The Executive Chairman of Udenu LGA receives heartfelt praise from the wife of the deceased
Obollo Eke, September 6th 2023
In a heartfelt expression of gratitude, Hon. Mrs Mabel Agbo, the immediate past Commissioner for special duties and SDG, and wife of Late Justice Raphael Chikwe Agbo JCA OFR, has commended Hon. Solomon Izuchukwu Onah, the Executive Chairman of Udenu LGA, for his extraordinary efforts in assisting in organizing a befitting burial and funeral rites for her beloved husband. The solemn ceremony, which took place in the late Justice’s hometown of Agalla, Obollo Eke, Udenu LGA, Enugu State, was attended by dignitaries and VIPs from far and wide.
The Late Justice Agbo, a highly esteemed figure in the field of law, died as an Appeal Court Justice in Calabar in July and was committed to the mother earth in a funeral ceremony held between Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October 2023. The event served as a platform for family, friends, and esteemed guests to honor his legacy and bid their final farewell to an exceptional individual. He lived a life dedicated to the pursuit of justice and the betterment of society. His contributions to the judiciary and his impact on the lives of many will always be remembered and cherished.
During an emotional exchange, Hon. Mrs Mabel Agbo expressed her profound joy and deep appreciation to Hon. Solomon Izuchukwu Onah for his instrumental role in ensuring that the burial and funeral rites were executed flawlessly. She expressed her gratitude, stating in native dialect “I ga ha egbudu anyi onwo g’?” (What again could you not have done to gift my late husband a befitting burial?).
Hon. Solomon Izuchukwu Onah, known for his exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, worked tirelessly to orchestrate a seamless and unforgettable ceremony. His contributions were pivotal in making the event a huge success, with attendees including Dr. Peter Mbah, the Executive Governor of Enugu, his deputy — Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai, and the immediate past Governor — Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Hon. Solomon Onah’s meticulous planning ensured the smooth management of security and supervision protocols for all attendees, as well as the overall coordination of the event venue. His attention to detail left an indelible impression on the guests, as the ceremony proceeded with unparalleled precision and elegance.
Recognizing the cultural significance of the occasion, Hon. Onah ensured that the funeral service paid due respect to the traditions and customs of the Late Justice’s community. He worked closely with religious leaders to organize a ceremonious and poignant Catholic (christian) funeral rites that properly honored the deceased’s life and accomplishments.
Notably, Onah’s efforts to incorporate vibrant cultural performances and displays created a truly memorable and colorful atmosphere. The rich heritage of Obollo and the Udenu LGA were showcased, adding an extra layer of significance to the proceedings. The extraordinary attention to cultural detail resonated deeply with attendees, further emphasizing the significance of the Late Justice’s legacy.
In all, Justice Agbo’s final rite was a momentous occasion that highlighted the profound impact he had made during his lifetime. And men and women of honour were handy to validate it with outpouring of goodwill messages.