By Etuka Sunday
NEITI, Director of Communications, Orji Ogbonnaya Orji has been reported to have lost his Mother Mrs Oyidia Orji.
A statement by the family said the burial of the community leader and social worker, Mrs Oyidia Orji who died at the age of 87 would take place at Ugwuavor Village, Arochukwu, Abia State on Saturday November 1st.
Until her death, Elder (Mrs) was the Eze-nwanyi (women leader) of Ugwuavor Village and Mother –General of Christ Ascension Church, Arochukwu. She is the mother of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, a renowned broadcaster and journalist who is currently, NEITI’s Director, Communications at the Presidency Abuja An agent of community mobilization and social worker, Madam Orji, led the women in her community Ugwuavor, Arochukwu to embrace self- development initiatives and economic empowerment programmes through entrepreneurship. As a social worker, she was also involved in conflict prevention, management and resolution in families in the community. In recognition of her services, she was honoured as
“nne-oha Arochukwu” in 2005 by Nzuko Arochukwu Women’s wing. (Mrs) Oyidia Orji held the position of Mother –General of the Christ Ascension Church Arochukwu and contributed immensely to Christian evangelism. She is survived by six children, grand and great grand children.
A statement by the family explained that Madam Oyidia Orji’s funeral begins with Christian Wake in her family compound, Eziukwu, Ugwuavor Village Arochukwu on Friday October 31st beginning at 7pm while interment follows that next day after a commendation Service.