Late Surveyor Eric Chimezie Akunebuni laid to rest amidst pomp and ceremony

The remains of Late Surv. Eric Chimezie Akunebuni aka Ezenwata has been laid to rest in his country home Osumenyi, Nnewi South local government area Anambra state amidst pomp and ceremony.

Late Akunebuni who died at the age of 72 retired from Federal Polytechnic Oko.

In his sermon during the burial service, an indigenous priest from Anglican Diocese of Lagos, Reverend Canon Nnaemeka Nwosu encouraged parents to show their children the light of Jeusus Christ and ensure they do not derial in the society.

Speaking on the topic” Beware of unfriendly friends’ , Reverend Cannon Nwosu demanded that Christians pray for God to expose their unfriendly friends’ pretending to be their friends.

Reverend Cannon Nwosu encouraged Christians not to be stumbling blocks to the progress of others but to rather be lights unto others. He urged those still dwelling on sin to repent and embrace Jesus Christ as their only Lord and Saviour.

He decried the emergence of mushroom churches with powers no one knew where it comes from, insisting that the ultimate power comes from God.

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Rev Chukwuka decried the reaction by so many Christians on societal happenings based on emotions rather than reason and logic. He said something worst than COVID-19 is coming, but was not specific.

He decried the dedication by western media to change the narratives in society by shunning the reportage of some international events as they were.

Akunebuni , a surveyor retired from Federal Polytechnic Oko as a lecturer.

He read Physics and Mathematics at NCE before enrolling for Surveying. He is survived by his hearthrob Mrs Chinyere Akunebuni nee Omeneka and the marriage was blessed with 5 children – two males and three females .

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In his appreciation,the first son of the deceased , Mr Chimezie O. Akunebuni and his brother Lay Reader Benneth O Akunebuni aka Ihe kwo Ekwo Eje N’Osumenyi thanked guests for their solidarity and support, assuring that the legacies of his father would be sustained.

Lay Reader Akunebuni prayed for safe travels back by all who turned up for the burial, insisting that everyone must die but what was unknown was time of one’s sojourn back to His creator. reports that people from all walks of life attended the burial including Joy family, church of Holy Spirit Awka, Father’s Fellowship, Church of Holy Spirit Awka, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Federal Polytechnic Oko, Church of Holy Spirit Awka, Chapel of Light, Federal Polytechnic Oko , Management & staff of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Udoka Estate Landlords Association, and A.M.C.F to mention but a few.

One of the inlaws to the family , Sir Ogonna Ifebi, aka Irudike na anyu mma nko expressed shock at the sudden death of his father in law and described it as a warning to everyone that death knocks and can come anytime unexpectedly.

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Sir Ifebi restated: ‘ It’s a warning to all of us that anyone can die anytime unannounced. We should be prepared and get ready for death as it can happen anytime without warning. Let’s amend our ways and embrace God by serving humanity like my father in law did”.

He said his father in law was hell and healthy but died suddenly, lamenting that he would be missed forever, assuring that his legacies is worthy of emulation.

His wife ,Lady Architect Oluchi Ifebi expressed gratitude to Joy family and others who witnessed the burial ceremony, while appreciating God for fair weather.

Hon Sir Chukwudi Umeaba , PDP caretaker committee Chairman Anambra state described the late Akunebuni as a peaceful and God fearing man whose attitude to life is worthy of emulation by other Christians still alive.

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