The remains of a former Nigerian diplomat, Amb.
Eloho Otobo, has been laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Westchester, New York, U.S.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that dignitaries from Nigeria and the U.S. were on ground to pay their last respect to the late ambassador, who died at the age of 70.
Families, friends, colleagues, diplomats, parishioners and priests at the funeral service held on Friday at Westchester Funeral Home, extolled the virtues of late Otobo, describing him as a great leader, a committed man, generous Christian and a prolific writer.
In his reflection, Rev.
Fr. Robert Grippo, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fatima and Annunciation, Westchester, described the late Otobo as a generous and committed man, who served God faithfully.
Grippo said the deceased, practising catholic, was a man of great faith, who would never compromise his Christian values in any way.
“We thank God for the tremendous service he offered in the parish and outside to better the lives of so many people,’’ he said.
The priest, who took his reflection from Romans Chapter eight verses 14 to 28, urged people to appreciate the shortness of life and be conscious of eternity.
According to him, life is a temporary journey and that every person will die at the appointed time to face judgment to eternal life or eternal condemnation.