One year after, family remembers Oneya with thanksgiving

By Sunday Iduh

Friday, August 5, will be exactly one year since the demise of Brigadier General Dominic Obukadata Oneya (Rtd).

The family, however, have said they are ever consoled by the legacies of their late brother, father and husband.

A member of the family, Chief Anthony Oneya, disclosed this in the statement on behalf of the family as they prepare to mark the one year of the demise of the former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States.

The family noted that activities for the remembrance will include; prayer at Oneya’s graveside at his residence in Ehwerhe, Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00am.

According to them, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 10:00am, remembrance and thanksgiving mass in his honour will hold at St Jude’s Catholic Church, G.R.A, Effurun, Warri in Delta State. Brief entertainment takes place at the his residence, No. 11 G.R.A, Effurun.

The statement further read: “It is a year today since our beloved Father, Grandfather and Husband went to be with the Lord.

“We remember him today and always, and we cherish our beautiful memories of him as a loving Father, Grandfather and Husband.

“Daddy, we remember your devotion to mankind, your humility, your passionate commitment to your family, and outstanding fairness to all. Your words of wisdom still resound and your legacy lives on.

“Continue to Rest in Peace Daddy, till we meet to part no more in our Heavenly Father’s Bosom. Amen.”

Recall that the late Brig. Gen. Oneya, who was was born on May 26, 1948 and died August 5, 2021 was Administrator of Kano State from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha, then Administrator of Benue State from August 1998 to May 1999, during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. He later became Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association (NFA)

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