As part of activities marking the end of the funeral of late Biafra warlord and Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemake Odumegu Ojukwu, the Igbo Community in Kaduna, yesterday, held a thanksgiving Mass in his honour at the Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Kaduna.
The Igbos had, on Friday, closed their shops and business activities as a sign of respect for their esteemed leader even as they held a two minute silence at 5pm to mark his actual time of burial.
In a concelebrated Mass, the officiating, priest,Monsignor Gabriel Enuagha urged Christians to live a life that they could be remembered for and by.
He said that death was inevitable but what mattered most was life after death and called on the living to live a life that pleases God and worthy of emulation.
He commiserated with the Igbos nationwide over the death of their leader, Ojukwu, even as he described the offering of Mass in his honour as the greatest respect done to his departed soul.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP at the end of the mass, the President General of the Igbo Community Welfare Association (ICWA) Kaduna, Barrister Austin Amaechi reiterated that late Ojukwu was a prominent Igbo leader who deserved all the honour and respect given to him at death.
He described Ojukwu as a man who fought for equity and justice not only for the Igbos but for the entire Nigeria.
Ameachi appreciated all those who have contributed in one way or the other to the successful funeral of the late Igbo leader.