THE funeral rites of the late Pa Godwin Amobi Agbata, father of Ejike Agbata of Editorial Department, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC), publishers of National Light, Ka O Di Taa and SportLightXTRA Newspapers, have been at his home in Obeagu Village, Nri, in Anocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The late Agbata, who died at the age of 82, after an illness was popularly known as Ofuonyeadimma. He was the only son of his parents and was also part of those who were conscripted into Biafran Army and fought for the liberation of ndi Igbo .
Commiserating with the family , the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ANPC, Sir Chuka Nnabuife, in a condolence visit said, “we are like family and his death also touched us as part of the family because his son is part of us”.
Nnabuife urged the deceased’s family not to weep like people who don’t have hope as it is the will of God to keep hopes alive both in good and sad moments.
The eldest son of the deceased, Chukwuma Agbata expressed that the demise of their father is not an easy one and that they miss him so much because he was a good man who loved and cared for his children.
” He is a tough man but I know all those things he was doing was for me to be a better person in future. I prayed that the soul of my father rest in the bosom of the lord”.
The first daughter of the deceased, Chinwe Franklin Agbata, described his father as a peace loving man.
One of the deceased’s son, Egike Agbata said his father was a man of his words. ” He was a disciplinarian. He never spared the rod while training us. He was a no nonsense man. Some of us still have the marks on our body. He was a social person, lover of music, arts, a flutist who played the flute to the delight of many. He attended several events outside Anambra State with his Majesty, Eze Obidiegwu Onyesoh as his flutist”. I prayed his soul rests in peace”.