By Emameh Gabriel, Abuja
Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo at the weekend described the death of his elder sister, Madam Amaro Roseline Dokubo, a great loss to him and his family.
Describing his late sister as a mother and friend, the Amnesty boss on Saturday at a funeral ceremony in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers State, said his late sister was always available for him whenever she was called on. “Until her death, she stood by me through thick and thin”.
“Sister Ama, I know you are at peace where you are and there is no need for tears. I know how much tears I shed on the day of your death when I received the phone call that you had passed on. As I stood motionless in my office, consumed with grief, the tears kept rolling, giving me a feeling of emptiness of heart. I realized that a pain has come that will never go away and I must own that you have gone forever”, Dokubo said in a tribute before her body was interred.
While recalling her care and love for her siblings and family members, he said, “For me, your younger brother, you always shared in my joys, sorrows, laughter, tears and successes; an inspiration from my tender age to my adulthood, up to the time you departed. You are gone, but there is a place deep down in my heart where God has placed a love for you. My beloved sister, you will remain there forever”.
Dokubo said he considered himself lucky to have had a loving, caring and supportive sister like Madam Amaro. “I will miss our little talks, our uncommon jokes, your comforting and reassuring voice; your inspirational words of wisdom, guidance and advice”.
Until her death on April 11, in Abuja at the age of 73, Madam Amaro presided over a flourishing business empire with diverse interests and was also a contractor to local and multinational firms as well as MDAs in Rivers State. She was also a respected community and religious leader.
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