by crossriverwatch admin
The remains of the late former Chairman of Abi Local government council, Hon Sonnie Egbe was over the week end laid to rest in his compound in Funavia, Ebom Clan in Abi Local Government Area.
The funeral of Hon. Egbe who was the first executive Chairman of Abi Local Government, shortly after the LGA was created was attended by prominent sons and daughters of Abi including the Chief of Staff to Governor Imoke, Chief Alex Egbona and the incumbent executive Chairman, Hon. Edith Amadi.
The Council Chair in her condolence remark described the former Chairman as a rare icon whose tenure as Chairman of Abi was marked by unprecedented initiatives which helped to uplift the lives of the people of the area.
Hon Amadi further described the deceased as a genius who used his ingenuity to better the lots of his people adding that Hon Egbe would be sorely missed by the people of Abi whom he had committed his life to serving.
She said:” I would have wished to be with him on a round table to help me generate strategies that will help in moving Abi Local Government Area to greater level but here am I just standing and helplessly starring at the remains of an icon. My heart is indeed burdened. If it were possible I would have appealed to God to revert this sad situation”
The Abi chairman while taking solace in the fact that Hon Egbe lived a worthy life which was predominantly adorned with legacies, stressed that the late chairman would be fondly remembered by his people for many decades to come because he had made indelible impression in their hearts.
It would be recalled that a valedictory session penultimate day was held in his honour at the Abi Council headquarters Itigidi amid a mammoth crowd who had gathered to pay their last respect to the former chairman.
Hon Egbe Sunday Egbe, also known as Sonnie Egbewho died at the age 62. He was Executive Chairman of Abi Local Government Area from 1991 to 1993.
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