Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday, assured that the late Mrs Felicia Wabara, Wife of the former Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara will be given a State Funeral by the State Government.
He gave this assurance when he paid a condolence visit to Senator Wabara at his Country Home at Ohambele, Ndoki, Ukwa East Local Government Area of the state.
It was contained in a release by Onyebuchi Ememanka, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Abia State, and issued to newsmen in Umuahia, on Monday.
Ikpeazu regretted the death of the former Number three (3) woman in the country, stating that at this stage of the life of Senator Wabara, he needs his wife with whom he started life.
The Abia Chief Executive also recalled the strong supportive roles played by the Late Mrs Wabara throughout the different phases of the public service life of the former Senate President from a Council Chairman to becoming Nigeria’s No. 3 Citizen, asking Senator Wabara to accept the situation with equanimity and to be strong for his children and grandchildren.
Governor Ikpeazu assured that his administration will ensure that the Late Mrs Wabara will be given a State Funeral in recognition of her status and directed the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe to immediately empanel a State Burial Committee for that purpose.
Speaking earlier, while welcoming the State Governor at his Ohambele country home in Ukwa East LGA, Senator Wabara thanked the number one citizen of Abia state for finding time to come and commiserate with him and his family at this difficult time.
He said that he lost not just a wife but the pillar of his life who stood by him through the developmental stages of his life and provided him support and stability in his public service career.
The ex-Nigerian Senate President further thanked Governor Ikpeazu for his promise and conveyed the appreciation of his entire family to him and members of his entourage.
Governor Ikpeazu was accompanied on the visit by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Rt Hon Prince Christopher Enweremadu, his Chief of Staff, Chief Okey Ahiwe and Elder Raymond Aliga.
Others were the Abia Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Barrister Tony Nwamuo, and the immediate Past Commissioner for Petroleum, Chief Ikechukwu Onuoha.
AFRIPOST recalls that Felicia died in the early hours of Sunday, 10th April 2022, after a protracted illness at the age of 69.
This was made known by the Secretary of Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State, Emmanuel Shebbs, in a release issued to newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital.