Mrs. Ukah made the call on 19/03/2017, in an interview with journalists shortly after a thanksgiving service held at St. Emmanuel the Saviour Catholic Church, Asaba.
The thanksgiving service was part of activities commemorating the one year anniversary of her late mother, Deaconess Francisca Nwabunor Ebube, who died at 73.
“My late mother lived a good life and gave us the right training that has kept us going. I think everyone should follow her footsteps because she actually lived a good life while on earth”, Mrs. Ukah said.
While recalling her wonderful times with her late mother, the Commissioner’s wife observed that late Mrs. Ebube taught her everything she needed to become a virtuous woman, except “how to live without her”.
Earlier in a homily titled “The Living Water”, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Charles Okeke, urged the congregation to continually seek eternal life which, according to him, can only be found in Jesus Christ.
Rev. Fr. Okeke explained that the living water symbolizes the spirit of God which is capable of quenching any thirst and granting lasting peace to men, adding that unless a man’s path is guided by God, he will always remain confused and insatiable in the quest for power and pleasure.
The church service was attended by prominent Deltans, including the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, Chief Judge of the state, Justice Marshal Umukoro, Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Chief Clement Ofuani, former Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development, Chief (Mrs.) Betty Efekodha, Chief Mrs. Pat Ejeteh, among others.
Late Deaconess Ebube is survived by five children and ten grand children.