We Stand with the Onuorah’s Family in this period of grief -NEITI

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has conveyed its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family of Mr and Mrs Ejike Onuorah on the passing of their dear son, Bar. Kenechukwu Onuorah after a brief illness.

The Executive Secretary NEITI, Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji expressed NEITI’s sympathy when he led the delegation of the Management and Staff on a condolence visit to the family today.

Dr Orji while commiserating with the family noted that “His sudden death really broke our hearts. It is a tragedy that has put so much pain in the minds of all. However, I pray that you should please let this pass.  “And it came to pass”, as our Holy Book will say in times like this.

“It is important to note that as mere mortals, we are just pencil and eraser in the hands of the Almighty.  To this end, we exist every day and hour only to the extent of His mercy and grace.

“Our dear departed Son Kene, simply answered the supreme call which no mortal has the power to resist.  Therefore, all he needs now is our continuous prayers for God to show him mercy and grant him eternal rest. His life was eventful, productive and impactful.

“Let’s us find courage and fortitude to honour our dear Son for the wonderful life and times he spent here on earth. This is in view of his numerous contributions and achievements for humanity, community and country through his exceptional service to the public as a staff of Global Rights, Our Partner in the extractive sector”. Dr Orji remarked.

Dr Orji stated that “We particularly stand solidly in grief behind our head of communications and stakeholders management Mrs. Obiageli Onuorah, a utility member of our team, her dear husband Frank Onuorah, their children and siblings to her late son (Kene): Uche, Chukwudi and Amara who are by extension members of NEITI family.

While praying to God to grant you mercy, courage and strength to bear this irreparable loss, please be reassured that our sympathy, support and solidarity are with you and your family at this critical time”. The Executive Secretary stated.

The Executive Secretary also used the opportunity to convey the condolences of the global EITI Secretariat.

In the delegation of the Executive Secretary on the condolence visit to Mrs Obiageli Onuorah and her family were Director Policy and Planning, Dr Dieter Bassi mni, Director Energy and Mines, Mr Sa’ad Balarabe, Director, Human Resources, Mr Abdurrahim Usman Abdurrahim, Director Finance and Administration, Dr Ademola Afolabi, Director legal services, Barrister Jane Onwumere and Assistant Director, Internal Audit.

NEITI’s stakeholders were represented in the delegation by a former member of the National Stakeholders Working Group and EITI Board and Civil Society activist, Ms Faith Nwadishi.

Kenechukwu Onourah the son of NEITI’s Head of Communications and Stakeholder’s Management died in Abuja at the weekend after a brief illness. A graduate of Law from the University of Abuja and the Nigerian Law School.

Kenchukwu was until his death, a Programme Officer of a leading non-governmental organization, Global Rights.

Service of Song will hold in his honour in Abuja, Friday 16th February 2024 while the burial will hold in his hometown Umuanugo village, Ifitedunu, Dunukofia Local Government Area, Anambra State next week.