By Regina Igwebuike
Amawbia (Awka South LGA), Dec. 22, 2020 (MOI) Amawbia-born Philanthropist, Mr Afamefuna Ajuluchukwu celebrated some widows, and others in memory of his late mother, Mrs Felicia Ukamaka Ajuluchukwu.
The event, which took place at Eziokpaligwe Town Hall, Amawbia was prelude to a Church service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Amawbia on Dec. 20.
Mr Ajuluchukwu explained that the aim for celebrating the widows was in remembrance of his mother, who passed away 39 years ago, when he was still a little boy.
“My mum died 39 years ago when I was just a small boy and was not able to reap the fruits of her labour.’’
No fewer than 300 widows, indigenes and non-indigenes that attended the event went home with a piece of Nigerian wax (6 yards of clothes) after a sumptuous meal.
The ‘Umuada, Umuokpu’ friends and well wishers were not left out as souvenirs were also given out to them.
Mr Ajuluchukwu, aka Ogbunechendo said that each time he met mothers, he admired them because of the love he had for his mother who, died in a motor accident in 1981.
He prayed God for the repose of her soul and the souls of others who have departed in Ajuluchukwu family.
Wife of the celebrator, Mrs Ndidiamaka Ajuluchukwu said that the gesture was a welcome development, thanking God for inspiring him for such laudable venture.
She prayed God to grant eternal rest to all the departed souls in their family.
Mrs Mercy Onwuasoanya, one of the beneficiaries commended Mr Ajuluchukwu for remembering the widows at this season of Christmas, praying God to continue to bless and replenish his pocket.
Other deceased family members honoured include Miss Ruth Adaeze, Mrs Blessing Chinaza, Mr Lolly Edwin and Mr Ejiofor Brown.
Ijele masquerade and live band display added glamour to the event. (MOI)