The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has extolled the exemplary life of late Osaguona Teddy Ogie, hailing his outstanding contributions to the development of society.
Obaseki gave the eulogy at the service of songs/vigil mass for late Osaguona Ogie held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Benin City, Edo State.
Late Osaguona Ogie who died at the age of 62 years is the twin brother of Secretary to Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq.
The governor was accompanied by his wife, Betsy; the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; wife of the deputy governor, Maryann; Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun, and other top government functionaries.
Others include Chief of Staff to the Governor, Osaigbovo Iyoha; Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq, and the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Tony Aziegbami.
Obaseki said “Late Osaguona Ogie was well loved by all and it is shown in today’s service of songs for our late brother. He has lived a life of hard work, giving, and relationships. You can see that manifest here today with the outpouring of love and affection.”
Reiterating the need to live a fulfilling life in service to others, the governor charged, “I urge you all to live a life of giving and impact because death cannot be prayed away. All that matters in life is for one to live well and affect the lives of people positively.”
In his homily from Revelation 14: 3, the Parish Priest of St. Paul Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Edwin Omorogbe, said, “I urge parishioners to live well and affect souls for we don’t know when death will visit us. No amount of prayers can be offered to prevent or stop death. We should live life to touch and affect people positively like our late brother has done. Death is a temporal separation not a permanent separation.”
He described the late Osaguona Ogie as “a man of knowledge, an employer of labour and devout Christian who lived a life of sacrifice. He lived a good life full of joy and happiness.”