Obaseki extols late Ohiwerei’s exemplary life, outstanding contribution to Edo


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has extolled the exemplary life and outstanding contributions of late Hon. Josiah Ohiochoya Ohiwerei, to the development of Edo State and in propagating the Christian faith.

Obaseki disclosed this during a commendation service held in honour of late Ohiwerei at St James Anglican Church, in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday. Late Ohiwerei died at age 89.

Obaseki said late Ohiwerei who was from a respected and illustrious family, lived a life worthy of emulation, urging the children to ensure they keep the legacy of their father.

He noted, “He was a good man and came from a very illustrious family. He served his people and God well in his lifetime. We are here today in appreciation of what he did for the state. He lived a life worth emulating.”

Eldest son of the late Ohiwerei and President, Heritage Evangelism Network, Rev. Oje Ohiwerei, thanked the governor for gracing his father’s commendation service despite his busy schedule.

“The Ohiwerei family is grateful to the governor and government of Edo Sate for honouring our late father, and we pray that the good Lord will continue to guide the governor’s steps in his task to improve the well being of all Edo people and residents,” Rev. Ohiwerei said.

While delivering a sermon at the commendation service titled, ‘You will be remembered,’ Venerable Peter Ayeni who read from the Bible book of John 11:25-26, urged members of the congregation to live a life worth emulating so that when they die, they will not only be remembered here on earth for their service to humanity but also remembered in heaven.