EXAMPLES ARE BETTER THAN PRECEPTS
KUDOS TO GOVERNOR SOLUDO
Today being the 23rd of December, 2023 at Isuofia in Anambra State of Nigeria a burial ceremony was done for just one day
Today at Isuofia all that was served to sympathisers, visitors and mourners in food and drinks, were made in Nigeria.
Today at Isuofia there was no extravagance of the Asoebi uniform or its existence; an obnoxious imported practice that is anathema to Igbo and Anambra cultural heritage.
Today at Isuofia I saw a burial without billboards and signposts of the deceased anywhere and everywhere.
Today at Isuofia, I saw a burial without ostentatious souvenirs shared to display affluence.
Today at Isuofia one cannot tell the difference between the rich and the poor because all were treated as equal guests. After all, death is a leveller that does not discriminate between the rich and the poor.
Today at Isuofia the Executive Governor of Anambra State Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo (Charlie nwa Mgbafor) simply showed Anambrarians that one does not need to sell a plot or plots of land or steal just to bury a dead.
…and this is a sitting Governor of Anambra State burying his biological father. This man must truly rest in peace in the bosom of the Creator.
I witnessed everything live and I was fascinated that this man Soludo is practicalising and bringing sanity to Igbo burials thus displaying Leadership by example.
Ibekwe Obinna Edward