By Sunday Iduh
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has acknowledged the contributions of late Prof. David Ker to the development of the state and Nigeria at large. He said Ker was a professor per excellence.
The governor stated stated this Monday during a Requiem Mass in honour of late Prof. David Ker at St Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Aliade. Governor Ortom who appreciated God for the life of Prof. Ker, noted that he has left indelible footprints on the sands of time.
“Professor David Ker imparted a lot of lives. He will ever be remembered,” he said.
He advised Benue people not to join issues with anyone but put their trust in God who will surely give the state victory and appreciated the people of the state for their sustained support and reiterated the resolve of his administration to stand by them.
Bishop Wilfred Anagbe of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi who conducted the Requiem Mass, disclosed that Prof. Ker lived a blossomed life, full of service to humanity and touched many lives in the process.
The Bishop who read from Job 14: 1-2, described death as natural and normal, urging Christians not to live in denial of its inevitability.
“As a people who are living in a country where there are many threats to our existence, ranging from herdsmen attack, Boko Haram, banditry, bad roads and many others, we should be more conscious of the inevitability of death at any time,”che stated.
He said Prof. Ker has arrived at the destiny of his earthly fulfilments and called on everyone to live an impactful life.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Aondover Ker appreciated Bishop Anagbe, the priests, Governor Ortom and all those who turned out to honour their late brother and prayed God to honour them.