The remains of the former Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria , Mr Ben Egbuuna have been laid to rest in his country home Adagbe Avomimi, Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state.
During the funeral mass held at St Benedict’s Catholic Church, a visiting priest, and Dean , Akpo Denary , Ekwulobia Diocese , Reverend Father Paul Dimude, called on faithful to see death as a divine call that awaits all mortals.
Our correspondent Uche Ndeke reports that the Director General ,FRCN, Doctor Mansur Liman was among dignitaries that attended the burial ceremony of the international Broadcasting icon.
The Late Ben Egbuna was a much sought after international Broadcaster , who travelled far and wide before his retirement in 2008 having served his fatherland meritoriously for thirty five years rising to the peak of his career as the Director General of FRCN.
In a sermon ,Reverend father Dimude said death was inevitable and that all mortals must be prepared at all times to answer their maker any time he calls.
He called on the people to always love one another despite the Economic realities mad challenges confronting them at any given time.
He Charged the wife and children of the deceased to be strong and know that it is their responsibility Today continue from where their late father stopped .
wife of the deceased,Mrs Betty Egbuna described her husband as a man who believed in professionalism and never joked with his family despite where he was posted to.
The first son, Uche Egbuna said his father was a perfect gentleman who made sure his children had a strong passion for whatever they Chosed to do in life and promised to sustain the legacies he left behind.
For the Director General of Radio Nigeria, Mallam Mansiu Lihman, Late Ben Egbuna was a quintessential broadcaster who who never compromised standard no matter the pressure.
Represented by the Zonal Director,Enugu Zonal Station ,Pastor Emmanuel Inebgidiom, the FRCN DG said the late Broadcaster per excellence was an embodiment of a sincere human being who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the country through through his upright attitude and professionalism.
He said Late Ben Egbuna never involved himself in double dealings or a regular person whose progress is measured in how wealthy he is from the proceeds of corruption.
In an interview, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria,Chief Osita Okechukwu said the late Egbuna was a universal person whose humility and savvy must be emulated by all media practitioners.
In a message earlier released by the Anambra government, Commissioner for information and Public Enlightenment , Mr C . Don Adinuba said the state has indeed lost a pathfinder, an urbane and detribalized professional, whose word was his bond.
The Late Egbuna, who was born as the first son into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nnaemeka Egbuna of Adagbe Avomimi Village Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area, died in the early hours of Saturday, January thirtieth, 2021, at the age of seventy-one.