By Amaechi Chidinma
The remain of late Chief Sylvester Akujobi Osuji (Nze White) has been laid to rest at his country home at Umuogii , Orji Uratta Owerri North LGA of Imo state after a church service , at age 64
According to his biography signed by Mr Osuji Kenneth Chigaemezu the first son of the departed philanthropist cum community Leader , Late Chief Osuji was born in 1959 to the family of Late Pa Patrick Akujobi Osuji and Mrs Maria Uwagwu Osuji of Umunkwo Umuogii in Orji Uratta in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo state , he was the 2nd child in the family of six.
Late Chief Osuji started his early education at township primary school Owerri before he proceeded to Government Secondary Owerri then he ventured into business at new market Owerri , Late Chief Osuji in his bid for success also taught as a teacher at Bilgram Commercial College Orji. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Omereoha & sons and a pool promoter of winners victory pool limited, he was a Christian married to late Lolo Comfort Akujobi and the marriage blessed with six children.amongst whom are ;Mr Chigaemezu Kenneth Osuji , Pilot Osuji , Chinemerem Joy Osuji , Ndubuisi Smart Osuji , Nna Paschal Osuji , Ngozi Linda Osuji
Speaking with newsmen the first daughter of the deceased , Osuji Joy Chinemerem (Ebigo) described her Late Dad as a loving and caring person and a hero in the entire Osuji family who will be greatly missed by all , she recalled her ordeals on hearing about her father’s demise , she said ‘ the day I heard about his death , my whole world crumbled up till now it is still like a dream to me, my dad cares for his family so much as old as I am he still treat me me like a Baby , my late father’s legacy can never be forgotten” she expressed.
Also speaking with newsmen , elder brother to Late Chief Osuji , Mr Christian Azuoma Osuji in a sober mood described his Late younger brother as a good man who will be remembered for his good works , he reiterated that his Late brother’s kindness earned him the title ” Omere Oha 1 of Orji” he added that late Chief Osuji was a problem solver , he promised to continue where his brother stopped by being a father to his children , he said ” I will be coming here every day to check on my brother’s children , they are very respectful and take me as their father ” he said.
In her speech , Mrs Benadette Enyi , a member of Orji community and close relative of the Osuji family said ” I am the wife of his uncle from another family , Late Chief Osuji’s name speaks for itself , he has helped widows , I am a testimony , he helped me , I was very close to his wife , my son Tochukwu Enyi stayed with the family , the family is good, I will continue to give my motherly advice to the children he left behind” she submitted . Tributes have been pouring in.