The remains of late Dame Jane Efobi, wife of the pioneer Bishop of Aguata Anglican Diocese, Emeitus Dean, Church of Nigeria and one-time Archbishop, Ecclesiastical province of the Niger, Most Reverend Christian Efobi, have been laid to rest in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area.
The late Dame Jane Efobi, who died at the age of sixty-two, was buried at Saint Thomas Anglican Church’s compound, Azu-Ogbunike, in accordance with the rites of the church.
Blessing Uchendu reports that the burial service, held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Azu-Ogbunike attracted dignitaries and their wives clergymen including a former governor of Anambra State, Dame Virgy Etiaba, the Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, top government officials Knights and Ladies of the Anglican church, who came to pay their last respect to the deceased.
The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, who was represented by Most Reverend Ibezim, charged the Efobi family not to lose faith to sorrows and thanked Aguata Diocese for its contribution to the success of the burial and prayed God to keep strengthening the Bishop of the Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor and his wife in their ministry.
Earlier in a sermon, the Bishop of Afikpo Diocese, Right Reverend Paul Udogu, who charged Christians to always aspire to live indelible legacies while on earth, described late Dame Jane Efobi as a missionary who followed her husband assiduously in his ministry.
In a vote of thanks, Most Reverend Efobi called on the faithful to always prepare for the inevitable call of death and maintained that he has been strengthened by prayers of the church.
The son of the deceased, Mr. Obinna Efobi, said their mother would be remembered for her hard work, sacrifice, resilience and dedication to
the things of God.
In an interview, a former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning in Anambra State, Professor Chinyere Okunna, and Sir John Nwosu who came to console the family, urged the children of the deceased to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a worthy
There were also prayers for the family as well as renditions by wive of clergymen and choristers from Aguata and Ogbunike.