Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has eulogized the father of his Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs, Mr. John Sambo, late retired Warrant Officer Opokuma Ikisa, for leaving a worthy legacies for his children and humanity.
Speaking in Odi community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state during the funeral of the septuagenarian, Governor Diri noted that some of his legacies were exemplified in the virtues and lifestyle of his children.
The Governor who attended the burial said the number of persons at the burial was a testament to his positive impact while alive.
Governor Diri, who urged parents to emulate late Pa Ikisa by properly training their children to better the state and society, also encouraged the family to take solace in his legacies and ideals.
In a sermon, General Superintendent of International Pentecostal Holiness Church and Deputy Chairman, Pentecoastal Fellowship of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Bishop Samuel Akpan, said there was time to live and time to die.
Bishop Akpan stressed the need for people to live lives to be remembered for positive things especially when they were gone.
He said after death, any property acquired would not be counted but noted that legacies would always be remembered.
The cleric urged those alive to dedicate their lives to God and serve him.
Other dignitaries are House of Representatives member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency, Dr. Fred Agbedi, Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Abraham Ingobere, other state legislators, state executive council, government functionaries among others.