ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sympathized with the Abakaliki Catholic Diocese in the state on the loss of its Priest, Rev Fr. Raymond Eselu.
The Priest died after attending the burial of his colleague, Rev. Fr. Christopher Agwu, in an auto crash in front of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Abakaliki, on 17 August 2022.
Reacting to Eselu’s death, Governor Umahi, in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Abakaliki by Mr Chooks Okoh, his Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, described the cleric’s death as shocking.
He said, “I commiserate with the Abakaliki Diocese and the Catholic faithful across the world, especially the Ezza-Ofu congregation, over this irreplaceable loss.
“We know that the Almighty, whom he served, will reward him eternally in His bosom.
“We are consoled by his indelible ecclesiastical landmarks in service to God and humanity while he lived.”
Until his death, Eselu was the parish priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ezza Ofu in Ebonyi State.