Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Liyel Imoke, friends, families and colleagues were among other dignitaries that paid their last respect to Ms. Blossom Ubani.
Ubani who was until her death a seasoned journalist and a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), died in India while undergoing treatment for cancer.
Ubani, who was a familiar face on NTA newsline, was described by many during a night of tributes service of songs organised in her honour by Nehemiah Company Community, as a vibrant worshipper, bold, courageous and someone who loved story telling.
Speaking at the event in Abuja, Dr. Obi Pax-Harry said Ubani could not work into a place without lightning up everybody. He said she always had good words for everyone.
“We left here early December when she had her illness. We were hoping she would come back and give testimony about it but that was not to be.
“It is not every cancer that ends like that of Ubani. Most cancer are treatable, but often time, we don’t avail ourselves to carrying out test.
“We would put in place a cancer screening foundation, we will make sure it comes into fusion,” Pax-Harry stated.
In her words, Sister Cecilia described Ubani as a friend who cannot be forgotten, adding that she was a remarkable woman who left everyone with a sweet memory.
“She was alive till the very end. It was a light gone, but it was a light that is still living. We are blessed to have had her,” Cecilia stated.