Lady Adanma Okpara, the wife of Michael I. Okpara, the former Premier of the Eastern region, is dead.
Naija News reports that Lady Adanma died in the early hours of Sunday, 22nd August 2021.
The wife of the late Premier would have been 97 years by 21st December.
Confirming her death on Monday, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Onyebuchi Ememanka, described the late Adanma Okpara as a model of good and excellent womanhood who lived a fulfilled life.
He stated that Governor Ikpeazu noted with satisfaction that Adanma Okpara remained at her husband’s house in Umuegwu, Ohuhu, Umuahia, and continued to play the role of a mother, grandmother and community leader till her final days.
The Abia governor recalled with nostalgia the moments he spent with her and how passionate she remained about the use of the platform of government to better the lives of the people. She freely shared their experiences about the public service of the first republic.
According to the release, “Governor Ikpeazu is however thankful to God for the life of Lady Okpara. She lived a fulfilled life, served God and humanity, as well as had the exceptional privilege of seeing her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. At 97, she saw it all.
“The spousal support she provided to her late husband was instrumental to the monumental success he recorded as Premier”.
He expressed his deep condolences to the first son of the family, Chief Uzodinma Okpara and indeed, the entire family on the glorious passing of this truly great woman.
On behalf of his family, the Government and People of Abia State, he prayed to the Almighty God to grant Lady Adanma Okpara’s soul eternal rest and console her family.