The Management of Federal University Lokoja, FUL has paid a condolence visit to the wife of the late Dr. Okpeadua Sunny Okpeadua, a Lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies who died in Abuja hospital on Monday, October 24, 2022, after a protracted illness.
The visit was led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi along with other Principal Officers and Management Staff of the University on Monday, October 31, 2022.
While condoling with the wife of the deceased and family members, the Vice-Chancellor anchored his message on 1 Samuel 30:6 of the Holy Bible, where David in the hardest of times encouraged himself in the Lord, thus, admonished the widow to encourage herself in the Lord in these trying times.
Professor Akinwumi noted that the entire University Community is pained by the sudden demise of her husband and shared in her grief, saying his prayers and thoughts were with her. He prayed that the good Lord gives her the grace and strength to bear the irreplaceable loss and to continue to take care of the little children the deceased left behind.
Responding to the remarks, Mrs. Okpeadua appreciated the Vice-Chancellor and his Management for coming to commiserate with her with their words of encouragement, noting that she had absolute peace within her having the assurance that her husband would rise again on the resurrection day.
Narrating the incident, Mrs. Okpeadua said that on the morning they left for the hospital, her husband was full of life, his skin was as radiant as ever, and there was no sign that he was going to die.
"He warmed his car before we left for the hospital, but here we are, it pleased Jehovah to leave things this way. My husband was a preacher whose message was for Jehovah to be seen everywhere. I take solace in the fact that we will see him again in Paradise where there shall be no more pain and sickness," the widow stated.
On the entourage of the Vice-Chancellor for the condolence visit were the two Deputy Vice-Chancellors, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, ASUU Representatives, and other members of the University Community.
The funeral arrangements are ongoing and the date of the final burial, which is scheduled to hold sometime in November, shall be communicated to the public by his family in due course.
May his soul rest in peace!