Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has noted with delight the courage exhibited by Dr. Chidi Lloyd in giving his late father a proper burial, which has also been used to establish his roots in Akpabu Community in Emohua Local Government Area.
The governor made the remark on Wednesday at the funeral service for the proper burial of Late Mr. Lloyd Joseph Amadioha, the father of the former leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Dr. Chidi Lloyd, in Akpabu Community.
Late Mr. Lloyd Joseph Amadioha died and was buried in Buguma Town in 1975, where he then lived as a businessman.
Governor Wike, according to the statement released by his Special Assistant on Media Mr Kelvin Ebiri on Wednesday 30th December 2020, while at the ceremony, noted that Dr. Chidi Lloyd had done the right thing as a good son, to give a proper burial to his late father, which will make the departed father proud of him.
“I thank Chidi Lloyd for bringing back his father home to give him a proper burial. If you did not do this, most people would have been asking, are you sure that Chidi Lloyd is from Akpabu? “But this has confirmed that he is a true son of Akpabu community. Your father, wherever he is, will be happy that his son has made him proud.
I want you to continue to live the life that your father lived, at least far above what he did.”
The governor commended the wife and children of Dr. Chidi Lloyd for the support given to him on his path of triumph and assured that his friends will always give him necessary support without turning away.
In his sermon, the Bishop of Endtime Fire Intercessory Ministry, Right Reverend Blessed Uzodinma said every father prays to have a son that will continue the family legacy and possibly rewrite the family history positively.
Bishop Uzodinma who asserted that any success without a successor is failure said what Dr. Chidi Lloyd had done demonstrated the benefits of having a good son, who is properly raised, to bring honour to the family and the community at large.
The clergy assured the people of God’s promise to those who walk uprightly as they will find opportunities created for them, which will end their years of lack and tears. Reading the tribute of his Late Father, Dr. Chidi Lloyd said his late father was a socialite who was a founding member of the Ekine Seki-Apu.
According to him, Late Mr. Lioyd Joseph Amadioha was also a philanthropist who ensured that the less privileged around him then were treated fairly. Governor Wike was accompanied by former governor of Rivers State, Sir Celestine Omehia; Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Chief of staff to the Governor, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, Commissioner of Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim and elder statesman, Chief Sergeant Awuse.