IT was a reunion of some sort for members of the Onwukaike Oguobi family as the late Mrs, Roseline Iheagwam Onwukaike was at the weekend, laid to rest in Umuegwe Village, Egwe town in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
Family members and relations of the family who came from different parts of the country could not control their emotions on seeing each other together after a very long time.
The late Ma Onwukaike (nee Ezeanya), was an aunt to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC), Publishers of National Light Newspapers, Ka O Di Taa and SportslightXtra, Sir Chuka Nnabuife , who led his siblings, kinsmen from Ubuluisiuzo, Ihiala LGA of Amawbia State and staff of ANPC , Awka, to the burial at Egwe, his late mother’s family .
In his speech, MD\CEO of ANPC said. We are here to pay condolence to our mother, Mrs Iheagwam Roseline Onwukaike. There has been an existing relationship between my siblings and I and all people of this family, because our late mother, Mrs Nnabuife is from the family and she was beloved.”
Nnabuife described her as a woman of faith and prayed God to grant her soul eternal rest in the bosom of the lord.
Until her death, the late Ma Onwukaike,90, was a good farmer, trader and had seven children and several grandchildren.
The first daughter of the deceased, Mrs Florence Obi described her late mother as a hardworking woman, generous, a woman of good character, role model, peaceful, who strived to provided for her children.
Mr Chukwudire Benedict, a member of the family said the late Ma Onwukaike was his senior brother’s wife and described her as a real mother, peace loving, workaholic that will be greatly missed, while Udemezue Onwukaike, the only surviving blood brother to the late Mrs Nwayiriodu Patricia Nnabuife, mother of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Newspaper and Printing Corporation, said the woman was his step mother, hardworking and vitreous .