The remains of Pa. Augustine Ngozi Uwagboi, a retired staff of the College of Education, Agbor, who slept in the bosom of the Lord on evening Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the age of 74 years has been committed to mother earth.
He is survived by wife, Mrs. J.O Uwagboi, and six children among who were Barr. C.D Uwagboi, Blessing, Engr. Charles, Uche, Dr. Precious and Prisca. Others include grand-children and relatives.
Speaking to newsmen during the grand finale of late Pa. Uwagboi funeral which took place at the open field of First Baptist Church, Boji-Boji,Owa on Saturday, July 18, 2020; the first son of the deceased, Barr. Chuks Dickson Uwagboi lamented the death of his father.
According to him, “My late father hails from Idah quarters of Owa-Oyibu in Ika North East Local Government Area. As a trained professional nurse, he retired from the service of the College of Education Agbor fourteen years ago. It was after his retirement that he fell sick. My dad like a gallant soldier fought the challenges of death but since it was inevitable, he gave up the ghost at God’s appointed time.
“I give God all thanks for the life that Pa. Uwagboi lived. I have a very deep conviction in my heart that my late father has transited peacefully and that he is resting in the Lord’s bosom.
“Without mincing words, my father lived a life worthy of emulation. He was a humble man down to the earth who believes that life’s journey begins with a single step. And so, it helped me so much that I was never carried away with youthful exuberant while growing up, especially in the university.
“Am very proud of our late father and on behalf of my siblings I am bold to say that he has lived a fulfilled life. I am a lawyer by profession as the first child, second child as a trained professional nurse, third child as an engineer, a medical doctor and host of others”.
While praying God to grant the soul of late Pa. Uwagboi a peaceful rest; Barr. Uwagboi enjoins all to embrace God and live a good life in order to leave a worthy legacy to be remembered for even in death.
On her part, the eldest daughter of late Pa. Uwagboi, Blessing described her late father as a loving and caring father and a father who knew the value of children all through his life. According to her, “My late father is someone who so much believes in himself. Through him, I have learnt that being disciplined pays. He was a man whose yes is yes and no is no. I thank God for his life, even as I pray God to give my siblings and I the wisdom to continue to emulate my late father’s virtues and impact it on our children”.