By Binebai Princewill
On Friday 26th of November 2021 will continue to be a memorable day in oil rich Kokodiagbene Community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State as people from all works of lives converged at the community to give late Mama Christiana Ebikeseiye Mulade (Nee Timiyan) to give her a befiting burial. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.
The statement that “it is good for one to be good to others” sharply comes to mind as almost all the dignitaries that massively stormed Kokodiagbene Community was to honour Amb. Chief. Amb. Comr. Sheriff Mulade, a frontline 2023 Governorship aspirant in Delta State for being good to humanity as he laid his golden mother to rest.
However, speaking on behalf of late Mama’s children, the revered Niger Delta leader with many positive colours for the umpteen time asserted that he will continue to miss his mother, stressing that he still has a lot to learn from her before her untimely and painful demise.
Mulade said his late mother was everything to him, describing her as a colossus, a precious gold, a perfect mother, an amazon of the Mulade’s dynasty. “She was my Adviser and Mentor.” He reiterated that his mother denied herself of luxuries to make sure he and his siblings acquired education and get to the top of their lives and aspirations in the society.
In his words: ” l must confess at this point, it is hard for me to say good bye, because of your sudden painful exit. We cannot celebrate your demise as a life well spent, we are in tears, but who are we to question God, our Creator. We will forever miss your daily teachings and prayers.
“Rest on our dear mother. Farewell our golden mother. We sincerely hope and fervently pray that you find a peaceful rest in the bosom of our creator, as your children, we will continue to carry on with your legacies “.
Meanwhile, addressing the press during the burial ceremony, Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill, President general of the Delta Ijaw Comrade Community (DICC), speaking on behalf of the group had encouraged Amb. Chief Comr. Sheriff Mulade whom he described as a great leader in the region to take heart, adding that the comrade community also shares in his pain.
Binebai asserted that DICC regards Mulade as a senior comrade that has touched and transformed lives across the country and his activism has also led to the development of the region, maintaining that the group can’t seat quiet without showing up to honour him.
Speaking further, Princewill noted that although mama died at a time her services were needed most but stressed that she should be immortalised.
Nevertheless, an Ijaw high ranking musician, Chief Kingsley Takemebo was fully on ground to entertain dignitaries with his scintillating songs.
It would be recalled that late Mama Christiana Mulade died at the age of 66 years and was survived by 8 Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties and many relatives.
Some dignitaries that attended the burial ceremony include: Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, Commissioner of DESOPADEC for ljaw ethnic nationality, Dr. Alfred Mulade, Registrar Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Chris Ebuetse, GM AIT Lagos, Chief. Favour Izoukumor, Chairman PDP, Warri South-West LGA, Mr. Patrick Edema, Representative of the GM DBS Warri, Pst. Malcolm Oteri, Dr. Godwin Orhadawhe, Board Chairman CEPEJ, Hon. Simeon Bebenimibo (SSA) to Governor Okowa, Chief Sunny Gbegha (JP), Chief. Johnny Aribogha, Chief. David Omare, Sir Victor Tonlagha, Delta ljaw Comrade Community led by Amb. Princewill Binebai, Comrade Austin Ozobo (SA) to Governor Okowa, Comrade Oyinbi Onduku, CEO/Publisher Niger Delta Mirror News online, Comr. Austin Ozobo, SA to Governor Okowa on political matters, Chief Moses Bebenimibo, Chief Ebimobowei Oguma, Comrade Tina Tubosi, lYC National Woman Leader, Dr. Clement Tonfawei, Comr. Matthew Azazi among others too numerous to mention.