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Clergyman calls for repentance before death


OKRIKA (RIVERS) – The General Overseer of Grace Covenant Ministry, Port Harcourt, Bishop Winston Iwo, has urged Christians to give their lives to God while alive.
Iwo made the call at Okrika, near Port Harcourt on Saturday at the burial of Pa. David Fiberesima, father of Dr Fortune Fiberesima, Chief Physician to President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said: “life flies like time and nobody lives forever. We should be reminded that nobody is exempted from death.
“Some people want to elongate their lives but death is real and it will come to all.
‘’Death is an appointment and has no respect for persons — rich, poor, big or small.
Iwo said that Pa Fiberesima lived a fulfilled life and could not resist death when it came.
‘’We should reconcile our lives with God while alive and remember that death will come one day,’’ he said.
In her speech, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, described Fiberesima as an upright man.
‘’Pa Fiberesima was an accomplished civil servant and community leader.
“His good work for the community will be appreciated and the vacuum created by his death will be difficult to fill,’’ she said.
The first lady extended President Jonathan’s condolence to the Fiberesima family and prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
The first son of the deceased, Mr Peter Ogan, commended the first lady for commiserating with his family.
He said that the family cherished the good work left by their late father. (NAN)

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