Governor Diri eulogizes late Otobotekere.

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has celebrated the life and times of Late Chief Christian Otobotekere, who he noted not only impacted his family, but also his community, clan, state and country.

Governor Diri stated this at the funeral service of the deceased at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Tombia- Ekpetiama, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

The late Chief Otobotekere, aged ninety-eight, was until his death the Amananaowei of Tombia Community, and father of Dame Didi Walson-Jack, Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.

While stressing that the Ijaw Nation would have loved to continue to have the presence of the late poet, author, traditional leader and father, for more years, he urged people to encourage bonds of unity and love.

He thanked God for the life and times of late Chief Otobotekere, who he noted made Ijaw Nation proud through his work, saying he was a man of character and integrity.

Governor Diri on behalf of the state government and people of Bayelsa State, conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the Otobotekere family, Tombia Community and Ekpetiama Kingdom and prayed God to grant the departed eternal rest and his family, the fortitude to bear the loss.

In a sermon Reverend Nixon Enekeme, charged believers to always love God and follow His path.

Taking his texts from the book of John, the clergyman admonished Christian’s to live a worthy life of emulation.

Meanwhile, eldest daughter of the desceased Pastor Preye Isibor, described her father as a man of peace, humility and a disciplinarian