..says the deceased lived a life of humility, service
Governor Douye Diri today alongside the former Governor of the State, Senator Seriake Dickson, and Senator Moses Cleopas attended the burial ceremony of Late Pa. Lancelot Sobie Anyanya, in Ataba Community in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The deceased is the father of Retired Major Lance Anyanya, who is a personal friend to the governor.
Gov Diri said Late Anyanya lived a life of service to humanity and had transfered same to his children.
He condoled with the people of Ataba Kingdoms, Andoni LGA and the entire people of Rivers State for the loss.
“For me, this is celebration of life in honour of our Late father.
So much have been said about Pa Lancelot Anyanya, but for those who know him, those of us who are his children, when you see the family, you will know that this man has bequeathed and added value to Ataba Kingdom, Andoni, Rivers State and indeed to Nigeria in general.
“As we gather here, not to mourn, but to celebrate this leader, father, grand-father, let us all emulate the footsteps he has bequeathed to us.
“Today, I stand here on behalf of the government and good people of Bayelsa State, to extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of Ataba Kingdom, Andoni LGA and people of Rivers State, that we have lost a father who believe in God.
In the governor’s entourarge were the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Abraham Ingobere, members representing Kolokuma/Opokuma Constituencies 1&2, Rt.Hon Tonye Emmanuel Isenah and Hon. Wisdom Fafi, member representing Sagbama Constituency 2, Col. Bernard Kenibai (rtd), Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa chapter, Hon. Solomon Agwuana, Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Hon. Ayiba Duba, Commissioner for Ijaw National Affairs, Mr. Erasmus Patrick, Commissioner Special Duties for Central, East and West Senatorial Districts, Mr. Rex Flint George, Churson Obosi, Preye Broderick, Chief Coordinator, Bayelsa State Community Safety Corps, Rtd. Brig. Gen. Eric Angaye, Principal Secretary, Government House, Mr. Irorodamie Komonibo and other top government functionaries.