Ex-Minister John Odey’s Father Passes On At 111 Years

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By Ebriku John Friday

John Odey, Former Minister of Environment and Education
John Odey, Former Minister of Environment and Education

The father of former minister of environment, Chief John Odey, Pa Odey Thomas Opiepe has passed on at the age of 111. He was born on April 25, 1903.

Pa Odey died in the early hours ofAugust 24, 2014, after a brief illness at his residence in Ayinakpor-Olachor, Okpoma, Yala local government area of Cross River State.

He was a great farmer and notable fashion designer, whose industry remained outstanding till date. He was also a peace loving community leader and a rallying point, who has contributed positively to the development of the community, local government, state and the nation in general.

He is survived by two wives, 11 children, among who is the former minister of information and communication, and environment, Chief John Odey, over 30 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Pa Odey died as a committed Christian.

A statement signed by Comrade Magu Thomas Odey on behalf of the family said the funeral arrangements to celebrate the great son of the Yala nation will soon be made public.

“Papa’s enormous wealth of knowledge and experience, which has been a constant support and guild in our lives will be greatly missed. His invaluable counseling has contributed to not only our growth and progress, but to the members of the entire family, the Olachor-Okpoma community and Yala nation as a whole.

“The family regrets the irreparable loss but remain thankful to God as his passing away calls for a celebration of life well lived. This is not time for mourning because papa lived a wonderful and fulfilling life, which is a priceless and incomparable one.”

follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Inaugural Bakassi Fish Festival Ends In Style, Organizers Promise Bigger Festival Next Year

By Ogar Monday Listen To The Report The inaugural edition of the Bakassi Fish Festival has ended in a

Read More...

INEC Extend Voter Registration To Further Notice, Gives Parties  Deadline To Submit Candidates Bio

By Patrick Obia Listen To The Report The Independence National Electoral Commission, INEC, has extended the continuous voter registration

Read More...

Federal Government To Deploy Technology In 2023 Agricultural Census 

By Patrick Obia Listen To The Report The Federal Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to conduct the 2023

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now