The speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper by offering selfless services for the wellbeing of their fellow countrymen.
Dogara made the call in Nsukka, Enugu State, during the burial ceremony of Hon. Pat Asadu’s mother, Mrs. Ezinne Mary Asadu.
The Speaker, who described man as God’s ambassador on earth, reminded the gathering that in line with the teaching of the Jesus Christ, man must show love to one another.
“I will use this opportunity to call on us to rededicate ourselves to service. The question is, when we are gone, what would we be remembered for?” Dogara said.
He therefore called on Nigerians in particular and mankind in general, to judge themselves not by the time they lived on earth, but by their good works.
The Speaker went on to describe the late Mrs. Ezinne Asadu as a matriarch who lived an exemplary life, while urging her children to celebrate her demise, as she has successfully discharged her God given assignment.
“When we came in here last night during the wakekeeping, we saw a very jubilant gathering. That, to me, speaks louder than what I may have heard about the life and times of mama”, he said.
The speaker advised Hon. Asadu and his siblings to take advantage of the path set by their late mother and improve on it.
On his part, the Enugu State governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, thanked the Speaker and other dignitaries for finding time out of their tight schedules to pay their last respects to their colleague’s mother.
Hon Asadu, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Ports and Harbours, said while their loss is irreplaceable, they are touched by the calibre of people who attended the funeral ceremony, saying it is a sign of his mother’s good work on earth.