The Commander, 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Nigeria Army, Brig. Gen. Kingsley Nwoko on Friday gave out bags of rice, wrappers and cash to over 300 widows at the burial of his mother in Idumu-Ugboko, Aniocha North LGA of Delta.
The tems donated include over 300 bags of 10kg rice, bundles of Hollandis wrapper and undisclosed amount of cash.
In a remark, Nwoko said the items are in honour of his late mother who he described as a community woman leader with a heart of gold for the less-privilege in the society.
“Today, we have come to bury a mother who is so loved by all who knows her. My mother is a virtous woman who care so much for everyone.
“Those who know her will attest to what am saying here. Her love for humanity knows no bound. I will miss her so dearly.
“These items is my little contribution to in her honour because during her life time, this is what she knows her to do best, reaching out to the needy”, Nwoko said.
Our correspondent reports that top military peronnel, technocrats and captains of industry paid tribute to the late mother of the one-star army general who passed away on October 1, 2022.
Among those who sent in tribute were, the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor.
In his condolence letter, Munguno commiserated with the Nwoko family for the passing of their mother and prayed God to give the fortitude to bear the loss.
He wrote: “It is with heavy heart and deep sense of loss that I write to express my heartfelt condolence on the death of your beloved mother.
“The exit of your mother, Mrs. Beatrice Nwoko is definitely an irreparable loss to your family. We however take solace that she lived a fulfilled life.
On his part, Irabor urged the Nwoko family to take heart over the demise of their mother, which he described as a great loss to the family and entire community.
“The passing of such a quintessential matriarch at the age of 78 years is not only a loss to the family, but the whole Idumuj-Ugboko community.
“From every account, she was a devoted christian , a caring mother who gave her time and resources for the happiness of everyone around her”, Irabor said.
At the funeral service held at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Idumuje-Ugboko, the officiating priest, Rev. Samuel Okoh charged christians to live for the service of humanity.
“To us a Christians, life is vanity, but we have to show love, and live for others because our God is love.
“Death is not the end, but only a gateway for us to meet our creator in heaven. It is only in death that we can see God.
“Mama has finished her race, she has gone to meet her God. Tomorow, it can be you or myself. No one knows the hour”, Okoh said.