Edwin Achum, a chief, philanthropist and neighborhood chief, from Achalla in Awka north native authorities space of Anambra state, south-east Nigeria, died final week Friday in Lagos, on the age of 80 years.
However, whereas on this earth aircraft, the late Achum, born in Achalla, March 15, 1943, was educated on the College of Nigeria Nsukka-Nigeria, the place he bagged a level in sociologist and anthropologist.
He distinguished himself and served our nation with an estimated inhabitants of 203 million folks now, devotedly. In the present day, he’s useless and much gone.
That is certainly Godly, humanitarian and subsequently worthy of emulation. In a rustic ravaged by corruption, Edwin was a uncommon gem.
He got here, noticed and contributed his bit to creating Nigeria a greater nation.
His spouse, Dr (Mrs) Grace Achum stated her late husband retired as a comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service. That is true and the customs will certainly miss him.
His son, Valentine Tobechukwu Achum, additionally stated that his late father was and remains to be described by most of his former colleagues on the customs as Nigeria’s best Customs officer. That is good copy for the departed Achum.
Past these preliminary remarks, Edwin was a charitable neighborhood chief. He helped within the improvement of native authorities buildings in his state- Anambra.
He additionally donated his nation house for use as Awka north native authorities secretariat. This can be a good copy for God and humanity.
What’s going to you and I be remembered for after we depart this earth aircraft? That is one massive query we should all ponder whereas on a each day hustle, chasing after cash and wealth. There’s a time be born and a time to die.
Take it or depart it, there’s life after the so-called useless and our thought, phrases and deeds now will decide the place we’re born into after we come again to this earth. God bless the soul of Edwin Achum.
The departed was additionally a religious Christian and parishioner at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Ladipo, Oshiodi, Lagos, south-west Nigeria. I’m fairly positive the church may also miss the bodily current of this godly man.
Even the presidency, by way of Debo Adesina, spokesman to Muhammed Buhari, Nigerian president, confirmed this in a condolence message despatched to the spouse of the departed humanitarian, Dr (Mrs) Grace Achum, who’s the publisher-editor-in-chief of Businessplus Journal, Lagos, south-west Nigeria.
Along with donating his nation house for use as an area authorities secretariat, the deceased contributed vastly to the expansion and improvement of Achalla, his hometown, and was made life patron of the Lagos department of Achalla Enchancment Union”, the assertion reads.