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From Ijeoma John, Nnewi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Micheal Anosike Brothers Limited, a Lagos-based business mogul, Chief Noble Sir Michael Anosike KSJI (JP) who died at the age of 81 was on Friday, buried at his hometown, Abubor Nnewichi, Nnewi, Anambra State.

The deceased who was conferred with the chieftaincy titles of Chukwukwado Nnewi and Oluebube Anedo was a founding member and pioneer Chairman of Àbubor Progressive Union, Lagos branch and past President General Nnewi Improvement Union.

In his homily at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral, Nnewi Diocese, Very Rev Prof Ignatius Obinwa of the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt said the deceased was in his lifetime known for his immeasurable contributions to the work of God.

He said that humans could only be remembered by their deeds to support the work of God and the way they touched the lives of their fellow human beings in the positive direction.

He charged the living not to relent in working in God’s vineyard and assisting their fellow human beings in times of need.

“You may have a fleet of cars, buildings here and there, fat bank accounts and all other material things, but non of them will be buried with you. Even none of your loved ones would agree to go into the grave with you, “the cleric said.

One of the deceased daughters, Ambassador Tricia Michaels Amogu who spoke with journalists after interment described her father as a man who sacrificed so much for the future of his children.

She called him a super-hero, mentor, great teacher, her book of millions of chapters.

She disclosed that her father had contributed immensely to the development of his Nnewi community, the church, humanity and society at large.

“I see a part of my father in me, in my siblings among family members, in every life he touched, in communities, around his business areas, “she said.

She disclosed that her father had become a source of influence and inspiration to everyone around him, adding that they believed strongly in their late father who she asserted was with Christ resting and watching over them.

Ogbuefi Joseph Ikeh (Josy Ikenna) the deceased cousin, first apprentice of Chief Anosike who served him for nine years described his master as a great father, mentor and a fearless man who had put smiles on faces of so many people.

He said serving Anosike had helped him a lot in life as he learnt so many things from him. Ikeh called on the youth to shun evil.

“You will gain a lot in apprenticeship instead of staying idle or soiling your hands in the process of trying to make it big, “he added.

One of the dignitaries present at the funeral, Chairman/CEO Louis Carter Group, Chief Sir Louis Onwugbenu (KSG) Okpataozuora Nnewi described the deceased as a man of faith and true believer.

He said he was a true friend who went against all odds just to be physically present during the 10th year anniversary of Louis Carter foundation and even made donation.

Okpataozuora said that Anosike served and fought for God as a knight of the church.
He added that he was in a better place as God promised them in Psalm 48:14.

Left to mourn Chief Sir Anosike are Lady Veronica Anosike wife,Mrs Ifeoma Chidebe daughter, Mrs Nonye Echendu daughter ,Dr Chinew Anosike, daughter, Amb.Patricia Amogu daughter,Miss Ijeoma Anosike daughter, Mr Ebuka Anosike son,Mr Uzochukwu Anosike son ,Master Ifenna Anosike son,inlaws ,grandchildren and many other relatives.

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