Benson Aghazu Laid To Rest Amidst Tears And Showers Of Praises (Photos)

by AnaedoOnline

Hundreds of persons gathered today to pay their last respect to Dr. Benson Udealo Chizoba Aghazu (Kpakpando Nnewi) who was led to rest at his hometown of Akabboezem, Uruagu, Nnewi Anambra State Nigeria.

The late Aghazu’s funeral service was held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Akabboezem, Uruagu amidst a mixed feeling. While some were mourning, to others, it was a celebration of a life well spent.

Rev. Kenechukwu Iluanosi in his homily emphasized the need for all to be prepared, stating that death is a sure end that everyone will face now or later. According to him, death is a pilgrimage from decay to imperishable life. He urged Ndi-Nnewi and all who were gathered to pay their last respects and to remember that death is a respecter of no man and that all will, one day, give an account of their stewardship before their creator.

He described late Aghazu as a devoted, humble, and dedicated Christian who lived a life of fulfillment and left behind landmark achievements and contributions equipped with indelible and unforgettable legacies of service to humanity.


Reading from Revelation 22:12, he reiterated his call on Christians to be ready at all times as no one knows when death will come knocking. He warned Christians to repent from their sins as all will be rewarded according to their deeds and work.

The reverend described Aghazu as a friend who was simple, highly principled, firm, and endowed with an exemplary team spirit that engrained deep endearment from colleagues and subordinates. He was a unifier that brought everyone together. He added that Chief Aghazu was kind, caring, and loving, a man whose generosity was extended to everyone without hesitation or expectation of reward.

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The member representing Nnewi North constituency at the Anambra state house of assembly and the governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Hon. Nonso Smart Okafor in an interview with reporters extended his condolences to the family of Aghazu on the demise of their father.

“It is not just a loss to his family but to the entire Nnewi community and Anambra as a whole,” he said.


Hon. Okafor added thus: “He was not just a person but an institution, and his demise leaves a very big vacuum to us all. I believe that God will give us the fortitude to bear the loss and raise another legend who will be able to fit into the shoes he left behind.”

Mr. Humphery Ngonadi on his part said Late Benson Aghazu’s departure was a glorious exit of a rare gem, an erudite scholar, a social scientist per excellence, an epitome of humility, a kind and amiable person, a mentor, a man of integrity and a quintessential leader who dedicated his life to the service of Nnewi community and beyond.


“He was a very close friend, a mentor, adviser. A man I have longed to be close to. Unknown to me, he also wanted to know me and on our first meeting, he accepted me and we have been friends till the day he passed on. I never regretted knowing him because, from his lifestyle, I have learned so many things. A very focused man who is never distracted. I learned to always expect criticism no matter how good you are. The memories we share will never be forgotten. He is a man worthy of emulation.”

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Chairman Ibeto groups of company, Chief Cletus Ibeto in an interview with newsmen described the late Kpakpando Nnewi as a remarkable man who passed the gift of laughter, kindness, uprightness, God-fearing, and had a zealous passion for sharing whatever is in his possession with others.

Chief Cletus Ibeto continued by saying that the late Aghazu was an articulate, outspoken, attentive, and interesting person to engage in a meaningful conversation with. Despite being an educated elite with a crowning achievement, humility was his real power and watchword.

“He was a brave and tender man who in every storm of life remained oak and rock, but in the sunshine also remained a vine and flower whose exemplary life was transparent. It was there for all to see.”

Chief Agbazu was buried at around 12.30 pm in his family compound.


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