Rivers State Governor pays tribute to Late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt

By Amara Christa

Governor Wike pays tribute to Late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday night paid tribute to the late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt, Venerable Sunday Opara, describing him as a committed servant of God.

Speaking during a night of tributes and Service of Songs in honour of Late Venerable Sunday Opara at the Government House Chapel of Everlasting Grace on Tuesday night, Governor Wike said the Late Chaplain gave his all to the Service of God.

The host choir and their visiting counterparts sang to the glory of God.

Governor Wike said Venerable Sunday Opara came to him highly recommended as a committed priest.

He said that the Late Chaplain never used the position to promote his personal interest.

The Rivers State Governor said that the Chaplain was only interested in his job as a Cleric.

He said: “Nobody told me that the Chaplain was sick. Maybe that is the way God wants it.”

He said that the late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt led the prayers for the 2019 and God ensured the success of the PDP.

The Governor said that it is painful that the Government House Port Harcourt lost such a humble and committed cleric.

He prayed for the repose of the soul of the Late Chaplain. He prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara appreciated the Rivers State Governor for the love he showed the Late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt and his family.

He said because of his love for God, the Late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt resigned as an accountant of a major firm and joined the service of God.

Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Evo, Rt Rev Innocent Ordu described the Late Chaplain of Government House, Port Harcourt, Venerable Sunday Opara as a unique priest who served God and humanity.

He said that as a cleric, Late Venerable Sunday Opara worked hard for the Evo Diocese.

The Bishop noted that the Late Venerable Sunday Opara demonstrated trustworthiness all through his service to God.

He said that the news of the death of the Late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt disorganised him. He prayed God to grant the Governor and the Government House community the strength to bear the loss.

He said: “He served the lord. And he was an Anglican priest to the core. Be comforted in the Holy Ghost.”

Head of Service of Rivers State, Rufus Godwins thanked God for the life that the late Chaplain lived. He described him a committed man of God.

A staff of Government House Port Harcourt, Mrs Sotonye Dumbraye said that the Late Chaplain of Government House Port Harcourt was a father to all. She said that the priest was generous to all his members.

The congregation sang different hymns during the Service of songs.

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