Remains of ex-NUJ Scribe Femi's Mum Laid to Rest in Kaduna

Tracereporters –The remains of 76 year-old Deaconess Florence Aishatu Adi, mother of the immediate past Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Kaduna state Council, Comrade John Femi Adi, have been laid to rest on Friday in Kaduna state.

The funeral on Friday attracted dozens of sympathizers from different walks of life, all attesting that late Mrs. Aishatu while she was alive was a very good woman.


Speaking at the thanksgiving service, at The Apostolic Church, Barnawa Assembly shortly after the burial, Femi appreciated the outpouring of love and support from the church friends, relatives, and colleagues, describing them as true pillars of hope and more.

The seasoned Journalist out of emotion cried out to the church friends and relatives to be a wife to his 80-year old Father, Pa Emmanuel Kayode Adi, while noting that the late mum, Aishatu left a vacuum that only God can fill.


He said, “as a family, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who have reached out and offered their condolences, thoughts, and prayers during this time of immense sadness. Your love and support have been a source of strength, and they are forever.

“To us it’s a celebration because our mother lived a good life. She was a mother not just to us her biological children but to everyone around her.

“My prayer to the church is that my Father need a wife. We his children need a mother and I hope that you will stand for us. My mother took Christianity to another level. She took it as the Faith in the Bible. I have never seen a woman who believed that whatever you do, God will stand for you. That was who my mum was.

“My Father is 80-years old. Meanwhile, with the remaining years he has here on earth, I urged the entire church to please be a wife to him

“Throughout the period of this trying time, I can tell you that we owe nobody even one naira or any kind of debt because you supported us. You have been a pillar to us and that has really encouraged us. Thank you very much for standing by us and may God bless you all.” Femi said.

Also delivering a burial Sermon at the Barnawa Cemetery, Kaduna Pastor David Williams Hezekiah of The Apostolic Church, Kaduna Assembly, urged sympathizers to live their lives with eternity in view, even as he noted that human beings are nothing but pilgrims here on the earth.

Sharing from the book of the Psalmist, chapter ninety verse twelve, Pastor Hezekiah reiterated that everyone today is a year closer to their God and as such life must be lived intentionally and with a deliberate effort to make life count both in time and in eternity.

He reiterated that one day, the end will come for every human being who will meet with God face to face and to give account of how they lived their lives while on earth.

It will be Recalled that Deaconess Aishatu died without illness on 11th February, 2024 on Sunday morning while preparing for church service.

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