The remains of Mr. Alexander Chukwuemeka Obuseh, the father in-law of HRM Obi (Barr.) Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osedume I, the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom, who recently joined his creator at the age of 66 years have been laid to rest at his compound in Ilabor Quarters, Igbodo, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
In his sermon during the funeral service in honour of the deceased which took place at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dominion Parish Igbodo, Delta Province 7, Pastor Benson Kehinde, the Pastor in charge of Umuende Zone, noted that it is appointed unto man once to die and after that judgement.
Continuing, he extolled the sterling qualities of late Mr. Alexander Chukwuemeka Obuseh, whom he stated was faithful in his Christian life. He described him as a pious and upright man, who contributed immensely to the growth of the church.
The man of God enjoined the gathering not to be afraid of death, rather, they should prepare for it, by doing the will of God. He urged the children and members of the family to be consoled by the good life their father lived, pointing out that Mr. Alexander Chukwuemeka Obuseh left legacies of humility, sincerity and generosity he urged the children to emulate the qualities of their father and stay close to God at all time.
According to his biography, Late Mr. Alexander Chukwuemeka Obuseh fondly referred to as ‘Oyibo’ by his friends and admirers, was born on 14th February 1952, to the family of Rev. Felix Obuseh of Ilabor quarters, Igbodo, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State. He was the first among the children of late Madam Dorothy Obuseh.
He began his early education at the then C.M.S Primary school now Orie Primary School, Igbodo. He attended Issele-Uku Technical College in 1970 and proceeded to Jos in Plateau State, where he accomplished his technical training and also obtained his Trade Test Training certificate in automobile with Mr. and Mrs. Pius Juga, as his guardian and mentors throughout the period of his training in Jos.
Late Mr. Alexander Chukwuemeka Obuseh took an appointment with the University of Jos where he worked as an automobile electrician up to the senior staff level. He was dedicated to his job until his retirement and was awarded a trophy by the university authorities as the Best Non-Academic Staff.
Late Mr. Obuseh got married to his lovely wife former Miss Victoria Nkemeti Onyeogani of Ilabor quarters, Igbodo, on 22nd December 1979. The union is blessed with three children; two girls and one boy.
He was an active member of Igbodo Development Union (IDU), Jos branch in Plateau State. He had a good social life, filled with philanthropy and unparalleled sense of patriotism and humour. He was very passionate about education, youth development and upliftment, hence he was able to train his two daughters to the university level who by the grace of God are graduates among whom are the Queen of Igbodo kingdom, Queen Gift Osedume.
Late Mr. Alexander Chukwuemeka Obuseh, who went to be with the Lord on 7th September 2018, is survived by wife, children, nephews, nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.
The colourful burial ceremony which showcased a dint of royalty, had in attendance members of the Obi in council, Izu-Ani, members of Igbodo Development Union Worldwide, members of Igbodo Community, Igbodo Youths Association, IDU women wing, members of the vigilante group, family members, very important personalities from all walks of life, friends and well wishers.
In her tribute, Queen Onyinyechukwu Osedume of Igbodo Kingdom eulogized the sterling qualities of her late father, whom she described as her hero, who taught her to be contended and to continually trust in God for a better tomorrow. She prayed God to his soul eternal rest.