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Rare Gem: Ex Mortgage Bank boss’ wake holds Sept. 8
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 7 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria,

Family and friends of the late former Assistant General Manager, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Mrs Uchechi Chimatara Okoli, have begun to hasten up preparations, amidst tears, as Christian service of songs for the deceased is set to hold by 5pm tomorrow, Thursday, September 8, at the City of David Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Oniru, Lekki area of Lagos state.

The service of songs, which will feature ministrations from worship ministers, reading of her biography and testimonies, will be held to commemorate the life and accomplishments of the deceased.

In attendance for the wake service willincludefamily, friends, colleagues and other sympathizers, who will all gather to mourn and pay their last respect to Late Uchechi.

CEOAFRICA had earlier reported that the deceased died on Monday, 4th July, 2022, in the presence of her family and loved ones while the notes of the hymn, "I surrender all, all to Thee my blessed Saviour" played in the background, while she smiled on, indicating peaceful transition.

The site, “forever missed”, which was created in July for mourning her, has been inundated with tributes from all who had met the real estate and financial expert while she was alive, before her sudden demise in the United States.

Late Mrs Uchechi, who left behind her heartthrob, a retired Airforce officer, Commodore Edmund Ukaobasi Okoli, together with their two children, has been described by all and sundry as a kind, beautiful, zealous and ambitious achiever.

Born in 1963, the late 59-year old, who retired after 28 years of meritorious service to humanity in the FMBN, attended Ovom Girls High School, Aba, where she obtained her West African School Certificate in 1980, before proceeding to the University of Calabar, where she bagged Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1986.

Her career path took her through Champion Newspaper Limited and Pickle Savings & Loans Limited, before she joined the revered Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, where she grew rapidly from Senior Supervisor in 1993 to Assistant General Manager, before retiring in 2021.

She further obtained an MBA at the Lagos State University, Ojo, in 2002 and Senior Management Program (SMP) certificate from the well-known Pan Atlantic University in 2017 and has been described as a selfless achiever.

According to one of the mourners, identified as Oluwafunmilola Ibimidun, “Uchechi was my office colleague that grew to be my sister, she personally took the risk of flying from Lagos to Ilorin when my bouquet of flowers for wedding was not delivered, despite her having little baby.”

The matriarch, who was a sister to the Vice Chancellor, Chrisland University, Prof. Chinedum Peace Babalola, will greatly be missed by all, including those who never met her while she lived, due to her unique personality.


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