Prof. Okechukwu Onyemaobi

September  16th, 1946 April  25th, 2024
Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
 Prof. Okechukwu Onyemaobi

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.


With gratitude to God for a life well spent in the Lord's service and to humanity, we announce the passing of our dearly beloved husband, father, grand-father, brother, uncle and friend, Rev. Engr. Prof. Okechukwu Onyebuchi Onyemaobi                             (JP, FNSE, FNSN, R.Eng, MNICA, MSAN, MFAN). 

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Thanks and God Bless.  


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June 15, 2024
Wow…Prof. has departed this sinful world to a land of eternal rest!
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints …and indeed the memory of the righteous is blessed.

Prof. exemplified true love, care, and fatherly support I could never have imagined.

Just at a very brief introduction by Ikay that I was a member of Campus AVS the first time you met me at the NYSC orientation camp, you immediately said to me “You should come straight to my house to stay after the orientation camp” and then you asked, “Where would you want for your primary place of assignment?”. Your support was exemplary in making me comfortable and seeing that I got the best throughout my NYSC program and my years of stay in Owerri - including being all out to face challenges on my behalf during my MEng. Program in FUTO.
I will remember Prof. for your sternness for the gospel, fatherly pieces of advice, smile, openness, and genuine concerns. He was indeed a father to me.
Rest in His blossom till we meet at Jesus' feet!

I pray that the almighty God consoles Mum, the children, the entire family, the church, and all loved ones.
Olaniyi Oladokun
June 6, 2024
In 1970 we were walking to an evening service at the Apostolic Faith church in Enugu. During the conversation you told me " Bro Smart ,I can't find my way back to the world again." Since then you'd been walking with Jesus to the very end. We will see you again as the same Lord enables us to walk straight on and finish well.
Smart S Ebinne
June 6, 2024
"Prof. O. O" as we usually call Him remains the most cheerful & happy Lecturer I had met during my Bachelor’s program at Federal University of Technology Owerri!!!

The few times he thought Us about "Engineering Composites" in Our final year course in 2015 made me to have a rethink about the importance of living a fulfilling life & I'm forever grateful for that important conversation during lectures.

I can never forget that just as wood, metals, non-metals, polymers, ceramics, composites are all Engineering Materials, the human being remains the ultimate Engineering Material & we're accountable for all the resources that have been put under our custody.

May the cheerful soul of Late Prof. Okechukwu Onyemaobi continue to rest in peace.
Amen 🙏
Engr. Obinna Bright Ikechukwu
June 6, 2024
He was a sweet daddy loved by all, you said it on the pulpit in owerri church and am quoting you, "professor okechukwu onyemaobi is a man that loved God, I will tell my children to inscript it on my grave". Is so sweet to know that you have entered God's rest. Sleep well.
Nzurumike Samuel C.
June 6, 2024
Prof your death is a shock to me you touch so many life's including that of my siblings, We will meet on the resurrection morning.
Adoga Faith
June 5, 2024
Tribute to the memory of Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi

Psalm 116:15 - Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Truly you modeled and exemplified love, care and fatherly protection for me. I benefitted form a relationship you had with my dad during my NYSC days in Owerri. This was 2003, I met you on the grounds of The Apostolic Faith church in Owerri. Once you knew who i was, you said, "You are coming to Owerri and your father didn't tell you to look for me". From that point, my stay in Owerri became very pleasant. I had a home, free food and became part of the family. I have shared my experiences in Owerri in my conversations, Yourself and mummy did make me feel welcome.
You personally took me to the principal of my place of primary assignment, making sure i was comfortable. My Owerri experience, was home away from home. From time to time when our paths crossed after my stay in Owerri ended, your fatherly care and concern was always modeled.
Thank you for being an example of what you preached.
Praying that the Lord will console mum, the family, the church and also multiply your type amongst the church of God.

Tobi Shobukola
June 4, 2024
O.O (as I always called him) was a good man. Yes, a very good man. I had known him way back since the 1960s during our secondary school days. He was in Afikpo. I was in Umuahia. We met during many of our inter- collegiate activities. I was also privileged to have been of very valuable assistance in many aspects of his career at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

O.O was trustworthy; one of the few men I know you could trust with any money entrusted to his care.

He will be missed
Emeritus Professor Mike Iloeje
June 3, 2024
Mcc/Uratta Road, Opp. Zonal Education Management Board
P.O. Box 412, Owerri, Imo State
E-mail:; Tel: 07037669200


Yours was a life devoid of pretense.
A life rooted in God.
A life of service to God and humanity.
Your legacies are printed on the sands of time.
Your tireless efforts in the service of God especially in AFSS Owerri, we will never forget.
One day, we will meet to part no more.
Adieu till Resurrection Morning.
Until Then, Adieu.

Apostolic Faith Secondary School, Owerri
June 2, 2024
Your memory is always in my heart when I remembered , how you permitted mummy to accommodate me and my bridial train in your house , during the night of my wedding.
Your concerned caring.
Your wonderful gift presented by your family , which I shared with my family sometimes ago is still alive in my memory .
May God Reward you with everlasting reward.
Rest in perfect peace
DADDY Good Night .
Until the Resurrection morning.
Good Bye.
Okororie Sunday and Family
May 31, 2024
Prof. A man of remarkable intellect and dedication, I remember the role You and mummy played during our wedding and I cannot forget it even after 20 years.

Your contributions to humanity and your legacy lives beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege of knowing you

Keep resting in the bossom of the Lord.

Iwuala's family
Iwuala's family
May 31, 2024
Farewell Uncle Prof.

You lived a principled life, the impacts of your existence are unyielding and vast.

I remember on many occasions you came through for me during my school days. Your name paved way for me and many others.

I offer this tribute with a whispered thank you, carried on the winds of memory.

Aduie sir!!
Nnaemeka Onyemaobi
May 30, 2024
Undoubtedly the death of Professor O. O.Onyemaobi, an eminent personage was a big loss felt not only by his family, but indeed by all of us that had associated with him at one time or the other while he was alive.
I first met him in 1986 at the interview for teaching appointment into the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, FUTA which later translate to the Departments of Metallurgical and Material Engineering (MME) and Department of Mining Engineering in 1988. Prof. Onyemaobi was the pioneer HOD of MME department, FUTA. He was very friendly and led the Department successfully. He left for FUTO in 1990. Over the years, we have been interacting as professional colleagues.
We thank Almighty God for bestowing on you the good qualities displayed in your lifetime. Prof. Onyemaobi, my Oga and confidant, may your soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu.
Prof. J. A. Omotoyinbo, FUTA.
Prof. Joseph Ajibade Omotoyinbo
May 30, 2024
Prof, Your death leaves a void in our lives but your memory will forever be etched in our hearts. May you rest in peace dear Brother until we meet again at Jesus feet on the resurrection morning. Good night!!!.

Ichie Paul Onyemaobi.
Ichie Paul Onyemaobi
May 30, 2024
Farewell !! My Uncle,
You were a treasure trove of knowledge whose wisdom was an inspiration. Thank you for being a shining example of our life long learning and intellectual curiosity. I will surely miss you and your legacies will be preserved. Adieu! Uncle Prof.

Chinwe Innocent (Nee Onyemaobi).
May 30, 2024
My condolences to Iykay and his family on the death of his father. God be with you all at this trying time, and give you the strength to bear the loss. Babalola DARAMOLA
Babalola Daramola
May 30, 2024
It saddens my heart any time I remember that you are gone. Like, I won't see you again. You are no longer there to ask about my welfare. You were humble to the core, always jovial and cheerful. Chai, this bitter pill is too hard to swallow. I miss you Prof O. O Onyemaobi. Continue to rest in the Bossom of the LORD.
Agbo Tochukwu Cynthia
May 29, 2024
It hurts so much that Professor O.O.Onyemaobi has gone to meet with his creator,Lord God.I am so grateful to him for the time we both shared together on this mother earth.
My Oga,as I fondly called him,was a very meek,God fearing,friendly, peace loving,simple and a complete gentleman. He was a Christian to the core and an erudite scholar of repute with great accomplishments.
Professor Onyemaobi was the pioneer Head of Department, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, when it was established in 1988.He worked very had to lay a solid foundation for the young department then until he left for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 1990.The legacies he left behind remained conspicuous till date.Whilst at Akure,he was a father figure to all staff and students. He's meticulous about his work and fair and just to all manner of people he interacted with.
As an individual, he's a very contented person,never covetous of others.He's always asking after my welfare and that of my family.He brought so much joy and happiness to us and we will forever treasure his wise counselling and hold him a special place in our hearts.
It is my prayer that the Lord God uphold,strengthen and comfort the family and loved ones left behind.Amen.
Goodnight,my Oga.
Professor Tunde and Mrs Toyin Borode
Professor Joseph O.Borode
May 27, 2024
Proff. Adieu. Rest in Peace.
You were a good man, and you lived a good life. Your legacy shal live on, and you shall always be remembered. God be with you till we meet again!

Prince Ezenwa Ochulor
Ezenwa Ochulor
May 27, 2024
I recall in 1999 when we first met and discovered that the properties facing each other directly were being owned by us. We later started building our personal and private homes to the glory of God. I remembered crossing over to pay you an early morning visit one faithful day but you astonished me by saying that you never new that your building will turn out to be too big. That all you needed was a small place to be staying temporarily until the day you will depart to take possession of your mansion in Haven. So you have departed as you said without minding how all of us, your neighbors, family and friends, are going to miss your soft spoken words and laughter. Go in Peace. We love you but God your Creator love you most. Rest in Perfect peace my good neighbor until we meet again.
Chief Sir A.I Onuoha, Agunaechemba
May 26, 2024
May you find peace in the lord your God. Farewell Prof.
Ogechi Ezeochulor
May 26, 2024
Prof, as you are fondly called by your daughter Ijeoma.
Although I never had the chance to meet you, I have come to know your daughter, whose character clearly reflects your kind-hearted nature and strong sense of justice. She must have inherited these admirable traits from you and mumcy.
Rest on Sir!😔
Loveth Ure
May 25, 2024

If the human life could be preserved by Human efforts, my Dede could not have passed on considering the efforts made by his Family. All things are best known unto God. My Dede was always there for me in times of grief.
My Family Life story would hardly be complete without the mentioning of his name and that of his Wife(My Lovely Aunty)
It is my Prayer that the vacuum created by ur demise be filled by Jehovah himself. Dede is better off in God's Kingdom. We shall strive to meet him there someday. *ADIEU DEDE.*
Emma Omekara
May 25, 2024
The only evidence that we passed through the way of earth is to eternity is the footprints we leave behind. Some footprints are visible while others may not be: Some are Useful others are useless; some are regrettable others praiseworthy".Daddy your Life is an epistle written in our heart.we Love You. Good Night
Bro. Chinedu I. Ofoha
May 25, 2024
Prof, Prof, !!!
The news of your passing came as a shock.!!
I can't even remember when I first met you but I think I became more aware when you worked in the same school with my Mum in Akure and you and your family lived opposite my family. I was in secondary school then and our families were close. You and Sis Onyemaobi eventually became my very 1st 'landlord' by offering me your boys quarters. Over the years you played the role of guardian and mentor to me.
Thank you for all you did. You lways looked out for me to make sure I was okay and well looked after.
To Sister Gloria, Ikay, and siblings, please accept my
most sincere condolences to you and your family on your Dad's passing on to glory.
May the Lord comfort , console and strengthen you all at this time.
May his soul rest in peace.
Titilope Oluwaseun
May 23, 2024
Tribute to my Beloved Brother-in-law - Prof. O. O. Onyemaobi.
Indeed, there is time for everything says the wiseman, Solomon - a time to born and a time to die. For Prof Onyemaobi, I have nothing I can say about his birth. I got to know him through marriage to my eldest sister. Prof Onyemaobi's coming into the family was divinely orchestrated as you became not just an inlaw but played the role of an elder brother and a father to me and most of my siblings. You stood with us as you did to all whoever had an opportunity of coming close to you. You shared in no small measure our joys & our tears. You were indeed a man with a golden large heart. The heights you attained in life made no difference to you. You related freely with both the poor and the rich, the lowly as you did with the highly placed ones. You were humble to a fault. You were dedicated to both your secular and religious callings. That I am in Apostolic Faith today can truly be attributed to the commitment I saw in you of the things of God. You mentored me that most things i'm able to do today as a family man were things I learnt from you during my growing up years. Prof. Onyemaobi's passion for the word of God and prayers cannot be equalled.
Your death has indeed created a very big vacuum in my life and family. I got nobody to come out again to ask how I faired in my day's activities. De Okey, you cannot be forgotten so soon. Although you are no longer physically with us, you will for ever remain in my heart and the spiritual virtues you believed, lived and upheld will ever guide me in my spiritual journey till I come to meet you there. You were an amazing person that examplarily showed me how rewarding it is to live for God and be fulfilled. Your selfless personality and generosity were to a fault. I would have cherished your being here a little more but since heaven has decreed, who am I not to surrender?
Good night Prof. Good night man of the people. Good night my hero. See you on the resurrection morn.
Samuel Efughi
May 23, 2024
Prof. Okechukwu Onyemaobi, it is sad to know that you are no more. The last we saw was at funeral of my wife on the 26th of January 2024. You honoured us with your presence. I didn't know that you came to say goodbye.
Prof. You will dearly missed. My prayer is that God will grant your Soul Eternal Rest and Perfect Peace in the bosom of the Lord.
May He grant your wife and children and indeed the large Onyemaobi Family and those of us
your friends, the fortitude to bear your loss.
Sir. Engr. Ikechukwu Charles Okoro
May 22, 2024
Our tribute to Late Prof. Okey Onyemaobi for inclusion to the funeral programme.
Chief Godwin Ebisike Okengwu
May 21, 2024
Tribute to the most outstanding academia in Umuiheasiri Umuada Avutu.
Prof! You were one of the most gentle man in Umuiheasiri Umuada Avutu Obowo. Your humility was extraordinary for us and cannot be forgotten quickly. Your demise left us with a shock. The Church militant lost a golden gong when you passed away, but the angels in heaven will celebrate your arrival with songs of praise! May your gentle soul rest in peace while the inspiration your name evokes in academic/ believer’s parlances live forever to the glory of God! Good Night Prof!
Venerable McGraham S.M Anyanwu Ph.D & Family
May 20, 2024
Our dearest Prof. is now on the longest vacation he has ever taken, one that will last for eternity…
It is a known fact that flesh cannot live forever, as with time it perishes, but our actions/deeds are forever alive in the minds of those we have met, those we have mingled with and those we leave behind.

Hence, the world will forever remember our dear Prof. for every smile and laughter shared, every kind word, every advice as well as wisdom imparted.
You were a teacher and a friend. You showed love and kindness, even when you were not obligated to.
As you embark on this longest vacation, after a lifetime of commitment, devotion and sacrifice, we celebrate your remarkable and unique life, for you have left a lasting legacy of values, integrity and empathy. You were an angel sent to me to encourage and uplift me. I thank the Almighty for that intervention in my life and career, for which I will not stop to testify.
So, take this long vacation and find peace, for you have done well, and we will never forget.
Adieu, Prof. Okechukwu Onyemaobi

Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Munakurogha Adigio
Prof Emmanuel M Adigio
May 20, 2024
Dr(Mrs) Gloria A Onyemaobi

It is with grief and total submission to the will of God Almighty that we commiserate with you on the death of your dear husband, Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi.
We truly appreciate and share in your pains and grief over this colossal loss knowing well that the death of a loved one, no matter the age, is usually a very painful experience. But indeed, you have so many memories to remember, cherish, rejoice and be grateful for.
Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi's good personality and excellence has impacted indelible influence in so many lives that are now successful in their various areas of lives. Our family benefited from his wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom in several occasions. These worthy acts are legacies that will be forever remembered.
On behalf of the Iwueke’s Dynasty of Umunkwo Obazu Mbieri Mbaitoli LGA, We sympathize with you on this irreplaceable Loss and pray you find comfort and strength in the Lord. May He rest on.

Prof Iwueke Obinna C. (KSC)
Iwueke Family
Prof Iwueke Obinna C (KSC)
May 20, 2024
A great and inspirational academic, administrator, and counselor who was keen on the development of our profession and progress of academics under his charge. He stood against injustice and unfair treatment, no matter the threats and backlash. He was very accomodating and sort the wholistic progress (career, family, and spiritual) of all who he encountered.
Our most revered Prof. Onyemaobi, your exit is a huge loss to humanity, but we take solace that you lived an exemplary Christian and family life. Farewell our great father and mentor. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.

Prof. Kenneth K. Alaneme ( former student & colleague)
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure.
Prof. Kenneth K. Alaneme
May 19, 2024
"Tribute to a Mentor, Father, and Friend

Rev. Engr. Prof. Okechukwu Onyemaobi, a giant of a man, has left an indelible mark on the lives of countless individuals, including mine. As my professor in university, I experienced his strict yet kind-hearted nature, which pushed me to strive for excellence. Through my friendship with his son, Iykay, I had the privilege of witnessing the love and devotion he had for his family.

Prof. Onyemaobi was a shining example of a true Christian, living a life of compassion, empathy, and service to others. His legacy extends far beyond the academic and professional spheres, as he touched hearts and inspired many to be better versions of themselves.

Though his passing leaves a void, I take comfort in the memories of his wisdom, guidance, and unwavering support. I will miss him dearly, but I celebrate his life and the impact he had on mine. May his gentle soul rest in the Lord, and may we meet again to part no more.

Rest in peace, sir. Your legacy lives on through the countless lives you touched."

Engr Kingsley Mogbo (A-Jay)
Kingsley Mogbo
May 19, 2024
I am so fortunate I knew you closely. You were such a amiable, kindhearted and caring father and mentor. You will be greatly missed. Rest on in the arms of the Lord you loved so dearly.
From: Uche Nnamdi
Dr Uchechukwu Nnamdi
May 19, 2024
The ever- lively and interesting Prof. I remember fondly the several council meetings at Crawford University, when you will send for me on your arrival to ask about my welfare and to have a good jist.
You were such a kind father who would stop at nothing to ensure I was fine. You are in my heart, and I am grateful for all the care. May Jesus console the entire family. Rest on in the bosom of the Lord whom you loved dearly! Adieu!! Prof O.O.
Dr Uchechukwu Nnamdi
May 19, 2024
This life is truly a mystery. ‘Prof! Prof!’ I never thought that the last Christmas we spent together in your house in 2023 would be the very last! Writing this tribute about you this May 2024 is so shocking.
We met in the Apostolic Faith Church as young men in 1974, before he travelled to the United States of America to further his studies. His love for the things of God, his tender heart, love for the brethren, childlike heart and generosity are great virtues which will be greatly missed.
His demise has surely left a vacuum in the Onyemaobi family that only God can fill. I pray for his wife: Dr. Gloria (my in-law), the children and grandchildren, Mr Samuel Onyemaobi, B. Joe and the entire family. Our God knows best.
Till we meet to part no more; Adieu! Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi.

Pst. Mike Nnamdi Ehiogu
Pst. Mike Ehiogu
May 19, 2024
We, the family of Emmanual and Celine Nwannah commiserate with the Onyemaobi family on the demise of their father, uncle, brother, educator and in-law.
It is a solemn moment of reflection on the profound memories that Prof has left for us, the legacy he has created and the love he spread.
Prof welcomed us into his family as an in-law and showed us unequivocal love and support.
The vacuum he left behind can never be filled, the joy he brought can never be imitated, and his alluring nature and charisma will never be quantified.
We will surely miss him. We will certainly remember him and continue to remember him in our prayers.
We also ask God to spiritually preserve the family and grant them the fortitude to endure this irreparable loss.

May 18, 2024

It is with great shock and sadness that I read about the news of your demise.
Indeed,the world is a stage where everyone will play their part, and leave the stage for others.
You are really a man endowed with many virtues especially in the academic world.
During my 4th year in MME FUTO, as the course rep., you sat me down in your office, revealing to me so many mysteries about life, and that properly reshaped my life.
In all, you will always affirm that you are a man blessed by God.
You are indeed an exceptional academia.
Life and time happens but the legacies you left behind lives on.
Prof. O.O may your soul continue to rest in peace.
Engr. Anuka, Emmanuel N
May 18, 2024

Prof the news of your death did not come to us surprisingly.We knew you were sick but we continued to pray and believe that you will pull through.However the Sovereign Lord has taken the final decision
We remember and cherish the memories of events we shared together.You were a beautiful soul and we cannot forget your labour of love towards Eberechi our daughter's wellbeing in FUTO.
We plead with Gloria and the children to take heart The best way to mourn a beloved one is to follow the good examples,and also uphold the ideals the person sood for
Adieu Prof,you have made significant inputs in the spiritual, academic and social terrain of our time.You have related well with friends, colleagues and relations.
May your journey back to your creator be a blessed one.May your gentle and generous soul find rest in the bosom of our Savior Jesus Christ.We will miss your jokes,your hilarious laughter and funny contributions to our conversations when we visited. Nevertheless we know there's still another meeting point on the Resurrection Morning.
Adieu dear Prof
Adieu beloved husband of our sister Gloria
Adieu revered father of the children.

Emeka and Blessing Ijioma
Emeka and Blessing Ijioma
May 18, 2024

The 25th of April, 2024. It was a sad Thursday. It spoilt my day. It spoilt my week. It spoilt the rest of the month of April for me.
Yet, it was true true that my brother Okey was gone. So it is in this life, that once we have been born - we must prepare to go one day.
Yet I have a consolation. That is, my brother Okechukwu (Prof) Onyemaobi prepared himself to meet his Lord.
As a human being, I saw him as not just a church goer but as a Christian. He was peaceful. He loved his fellow human beings. He didn't like to hear one speak ill of another.
He cared for others as much as was possible.
He was honest, sometimes to his own detriment.
Okey, I loved you. We loved you. But Jesus loves you more. And God's time is the best. Indeed the family fought hard to keep you here. But God has the final say.
So we thank God for everything and for even the courage and fortitude he has granted us to this time.
So rest in peace with the Lord until we meet to part no more.

BJoe Onyemaobi
May 18, 2024
It is unfortunate that you have gone to rest before me.
My consolation is that it is Gods will. You were a good brother.
May your journey to your Maker be smooth.

Your brother, Chief Ahamefula Onyemaobi
Chief Ahamefula Onyemaobi
May 17, 2024

A Professor Emeritus has gone back to his maker. What a colossal loss!!!. Professor O. O. Onyemaobi fondly known as O. O was a rare academic, humane, fatherly and caring to a fault. He was a professor of Materials and Mineral Processing Engineering and one of the most outstanding and outspoken Professors in FUTO. Prof. O. O was known and respected for his expertise in Mineral Processing, Crystallography and X-ray Diffraction, Phase Transformation and Scanning Electron Microscopy. Luckily, he taught me the aforementioned courses during my B. Eng, M. Eng and PhD programs. I have lost a great academic father and a mentor of note.
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering has lost a rare gem and a thorough Lecturer.
Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) has lost one of her finest. Comity of Nigerian professors has lost an icon.

May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace till we meet to path no more 😭😭😭😭
Adindu. C. Iyasara, PhD
May 17, 2024
I wrote twice; nice tributes and at the point of submission, disappeared each time.
I will only say here that Prof Onyeamobi was a unique man;full of love and looked down on nobody.
May he find solace with his God whom he loved and served passionately.
Gbolagade Gbolagunte
May 17, 2024
Professor O O Onyemaobi was a good man. Prof was my project supervisor during my final project in MetMat FUTO 2008. Professor as we fondly called him, is a very no nonsense man. He was very jovial to the widest part. He was a father and a director. He never believed in making issues with anyone even with those who crossed his part wrongly. I think during my keen notice of him as a DEAN of SEET then in FUTO, Professor O O Onyemaobi maintained good relationship between the high class and low class even to his students. To me, Prof left a legacy and life worthy to emulate. May God grant him eternal bliss.
I am Barrister Jasper O Ohuoba.
Barrister Jasper O Ohuoba
May 17, 2024
Prof, you welcomed everyone with open arms. You were warm and friendly to all and was ready to offer help to anyone in need of it. The void you left is tremendously felt by all who came in contact with you sir. The impact you made in our lives will last a lifetime. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. We miss you Prof!
Ngozika Emmanuel
May 17, 2024
Prof O.O. Okechukwu - The memory i have of you always puts a smile on my face. I loved the gentle humour you had in class - this inspired me greatly. I was also part of your inaugural lecture held in FUTO - that lecture made me respect you a lot for your achievements and contribution to knowledge. I pray that the Almighty God (whom you served) grant you eternal rest and also grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Uchechukwu Okorie
MME Graduate of 2005
Uchechukwu Okorie
May 17, 2024
In loving memory of a wonderful Father-in-law

Prof the Prof,
I recall every moment I had with you and how out telephone conversation will always end with your last phrase ¨ jisie ike ooo!. You were always full of life and laughter and there was never a dull moment with you. We even planned for a picnic and hangout.

You never held grudge. Your life was very simple, always willing to help no matter the situation.

Your unwavering love and kindness touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing and coming in contact with you.

I find comfort in knowing that heaven gained a good man

I will miss you dearly, Prof

ADIEU! my friend, ADIEU! my father in-law

Ifeanyi Nwannah
May 17, 2024
He was a gentleman, worthy of admiration, a kind soul to all who came across him both in school and outside of school. He learning fun and interesting. May his gentle soul rest with the Lord. Amen.
Eberechukwu Anurue
May 17, 2024
This Tribute is paid on behalf of the Proprietor & Chancellor, Board of Trustees, Governing Council, Management, Senate, Staff and Students of Crawford University.
The entire University community was jolted by the news of the sudden transition of the eminent Professor Okechukwu O. Onyemaobi, FNSE. His passage represents a huge loss to the immediate family, Crawford University top hierarchy, and indeed the entire Nigerian University System (NUS) and humanity in general.
It is on record that Professor Onyemaobi served illustriously as a distinguished Member of the Governing Council of our University from inception since his appointment into that Office by the pioneer Proprietor & Chancellor, the Late Rev. (Dr.) Paul Ogechukwu Akazue. It is gratifying to note that he also served meritoriously as the 2nd Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University in 2008 during the University’s first administration.

Professor Onyemaobi no doubt, was a God-fearing gentleman. His commitment and unalloyed dedication to duty; his well-articulated, frank and intelligent contributions, both at the meetings of Council and the various statutory Committees of Council where he served, were quite remarkable. Undoubtedly, these contributions have further propelled this University to enviable heights, for which we are very grateful. These sacrifices would be forever treasured by the various stakeholders and the entire University community.

Doubtless, we will sorely miss Professor Onyemaobi. We however, have the glorious hope of meeting him again at the Great Resurrection Morning. Until then, we pray the Great GOD to grant repose to his soul; and that He would pour His balm and soothe the hearts of the bereaved family members; the Church of God; and the entire University community; friends as well as far and near relatives around the world.

Professor Reuben J. Kolo, Ffs
Vice Chancellor,
Crawford University
Professor Reuben Jiya Kolo, Ffs
May 16, 2024
The academic community, Present and Past Students of MME Department, FUTO mourn with great sense of loss the passing of Engr. (Prof.) Okechukwu Onyebuchi Onyemaobi (popularly known as O.O) on Friday 25th April 2024, at the age of 78 years.
Professor Onyemaobi was a reputable Professor in the field of Mineral Processing Engineering, having groomed successful men and women in that field, first at FUTA before transferring to FUTO, where he retired. He was a professor of Materials and Mineral Processing Engineering and one of the finest and outspoken Professors in FUTO.
He was known and respected for his expertise in Mineral Processing, Crystallography and X-ray Diffraction, Phase Transformation and Scanning Electron Microscopy. I have personally lost a great academic father and a mentor.
Professor Okechukwu Onyemaobi took us in 300 level 2002/2003 Rain Semester Session, in one of the core MME courses, Mineral Processing. It was on record that in spite of the course being a 4-credit load, most of us made As and Bs, unlike some other lecturers that would capitalize on the high credit load and fail students to bring down their CGPA.
He went further to deliver an inaugural lecture entitled: “’Mineral Resources Exploitation, Processing and Utilization - A Sine Qua Non for Nigeria's Metallurgical Industrial Development” in 2003/2004 harmattan semester at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
He also handled and coordinated the following courses: Materials Processing, Workshop Practice, and Introduction to Engineering Materials (all faculty courses). The manner he handled us made some of us to be very well groomed in our field of study. He would come to class most times and set up an unannounced quiz / test, which he normally calls: Quizee.
He was one of those lectures in MME department at FUTO that doused tension, which was the norm in those days in our department, where half of the class may not graduate. His fatherly approach to issues and lecturing was second to none. Little did I Know lately that he was a Reverend and Elder in the Apostolic Faith Church, who loved God and the work of God.
May 16, 2024
I met Professor Okechukwu Onyemaobi in FUTO, MME (2000). He was a very diligent lecturer and counsellor, it is my prayer that his labour of love be preserved and may God rest his soul. Adieu Sir!
Zimako Ojukwu
Zimako Ojukwu
May 16, 2024
"Behold, Thou has made my days as an hand breadth and my age as nothing before Thee; verily every man at his best is altogether vanity"(Psalm 39:4)

I met Prof O O Onyemaobi some 27 years ago. He was a US-trained and thoroughly bred mineral processing engineer - a discipline sandwiched between mining and extractive metallurgical engineering which is an endangered specie in Nigeria. He had his two legs in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering in FUTA for many years.

Prof Onyemaobi was a detribalised Nigerian and I had a cause to put up in his residence when I travelled to the East. Prof was a committed member of the Apostolic Faith whose watchword is "The ancient landmark"
The Apostolic Faith is Christian Denomination which put premium on holiness unto the LORD without which no one can see the LORD.

Little did I know that I was speaking to him for the last time on this terrestrial globe when I called him a few months ago on a professional matter. We will miss him

May the good LORD comfort his entire family, friends and the brethren.May the good legacies he left behind be sustained from generation to generation like the Rechabites in Jesus Name.

" Here ,we have no continuing city but we seek one to come"(Hebrew 13:14)

On behalf of all of us
John Ade Ajayi
MME Department, FUTA
John Ade Ajayi
May 15, 2024
Professor O. O. Onyemaobi fondly known as Prof. O. O was a rare academic, humane, fatherly and caring to a fault.

He was a professor of Materials and Mineral Processing Engineering and one of the finest and outspoken Professors in FUTO.
He was known and respected for his expertise in Mineral Processing, Crystallography and X-ray Diffraction, Phase
Transformation and Scanning Electron Microscopy. I have personally lost a great academic father and a mentor.

Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering mourns you. FUTO mourns you. Comity of
Nigerian professors mourns you. May your Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace till we meet to path no more 😭😭😭😭
A. C. Iyasara, PhD
1999/2000 B.Eng set, MME Dept , FUTO & 2010 M.Eng set MME Dept, FUTO
Dr. Adindu Cyril Iyasara
May 15, 2024
Uncle Okey,
Writing this tribute in your honor at this time still seems to me like a movie. Nevertheless, we take solace in the truth that you got the victory and we'll hold onto your memories till the resurrection morn.

Rest on Prof!

From Chika, Chibueze and Chimdindu AMAMS.
Mr & Mrs Chibueze AMAMS and family
May 15, 2024
It is with a broken but courageous heart that I write this tribute to my townsman, class mate and professional colleague.
In January 1962, Professor Onyemaobi and 59 others of us began our secondary school journey at Government Secondary School Afikpo (GSSA) now in Ebonyi State. We were of different ages and heights. Molestation and bullying were part of the culture with senior students intimidating the junior ones. Okey, as we fondly called him, had an advantage of being big physically. Some of our traducers avoided him.
We were all in the school when in 1967 Eastern Nigeria was invaded by the Nigerian army. All schools in Eastern Nigeria were closed. The ensuing war was to last till January 1970 when the Biafran gallant forces were vanquished. During the period the war lasted, many were engaged in several pursuits including combat duties.
In continuation of the war by other means, GSSA remained occupied until the 1980s. The school, by persistent struggle by the Principal, was exiled to IMT Enugu. Many who survived the war returned to the school in exile. Others went to other school in Nigeria. From those schools, many went abroad to continue with education. Okey went to the United States and graduated in Metallurgy. Subsequently he took up academic appointment in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) where he rose to become a Professor of Metallurgy, and later, a Dean. Okey and I were Adjunct Professors in the Niger Delta University, Ammasoma, Bayelsa State.
Okey was a demure gentleman. He was very active in the alumni association of Government Secondary School in the Owerri Branch and at the National level.
Professor Onyemaobi and his family, especially his wife, Gloria, battled to preserve his life when he developed an acute illness. He eventually transited. His transition has diminished all of us his friends who were close to him. We cannot question the will of God.
We wish the family God’s protection and guidance as we mourn like those who have faith and hope.
May Professor Okechukwu Onyemaobi’s soul repose in the bosom of the Lord until we meet to part no more.
Professor Ndubuisi Eke
May 15, 2024
Like Play, Like Play, it's become real that you're gone…My loving, peaceful, dependable, selfless, Heaven-focused, soldier of the Cross!
I am struggling to put my thoughts into words, because this, still feels like a dream to me.
So, I will no longer hear, "where are you?" when you're calling out for me?
I reminded you about our travel plans, and you asked, “Is it not a month away?” Who will now go on the trip with me?
When we asked God to do His will, I didn't fully understand the impact of this prayer, till I saw your lifeless body. How do I move on? How do I deal with the pain of your absence? I know life without you will be difficult, but I will take solace in the promise of God that, He will never leave nor forsake me.
Thank you, for the beautiful years we had together. Thank you, for the wonderful memories I will forever cherish.
Sleep on, my Beloved, till we meet at Jesus' feet.
Dr. Mrs Gloria Onyemaobi
Gloria Onyemaobi
May 15, 2024
In loving memory of Prof Onyemaobi, a cherished member of our Apostolic faith family and esteemed professor. He illuminated our lives with his profound wisdom, gentle spirit, and unwavering faith. He touched countless hearts through his dedication to both academic excellence and spiritual guidance. His legacy will forever inspire us to seek knowledge, embrace compassion, and walk in the light of God's love. Though he may have departed from our earthly congregation, his memory will continue to shine brightly in our hearts, guiding us on our own journeys of faith and learning. Rest in peace, dear Prof, knowing that your impact on this world will never be forgotten.
Sis Dora Mba
May 15, 2024
Good night my favorite H.O.D till we meet again,
Your memories remain with me forever, you were indeed a good father to us, we love you forever
Francis Okechukwu Opurum
May 15, 2024
I want to thank God for the life of Prof. He taught me mineral processing at FUTA. He was a kind and calm teacher. After he left FUTA, he was invited as my External Examiner. He was a kind and diligent Examiner too. May the Lord comfort the family of this servant of God
Abraham Adeleke (Prof)
May 15, 2024
Prof. Onyemaobi was a helper of destiny. He would not give room for anything that would lead to family collapse. He was very concerned for the development of young people in their academic careers. The true words cannot be hidden. It will continue to beam light into the hearts of those who benefited, of whom I'm part. Prof. Onyemaobi keeps living in the bosom of the Lord.
May 15, 2024
Prof.Onyemaobi was like a father to me. I once visited him in his house at Owerri. The wife was not around and he did everything possible to ensure my comfort for the short stay. Prof. takes extraordinary interest in the growth and development of students anywhere he comes in contact with him. Incidentally we both belong to the Apostolic Faith Mission, Enugu Region, where his impact was felt in every sector but particularly in the Apostolic Faith Secondary School, Owerri. We shall miss him greatly as a church and the academia.
Rest in the bosom of the Lord, worthy Soldier of the Cross till we meet to part no more.
Engr. Prof. Ndubuisi E. Idenyi
May 14, 2024
A Tribute To A Good Man

Prof was a very kind man who loved people. He didn't keep malice, he only had good thoughts about people.

He was a man of brilliance who was dedicated to his profession as an erudite Professor of engineering. A colleague of mine, once told me that when he was an undergraduate at FUTA, Prof Onyemaobi popularly called Prof O O who was then on sabbatical there, was a super lecturer who taught his students so well that none of them failed his course..

Prof was the best brother-in-law, so unassuming. He was brother Okey to me.!

His death came as a rude shock, but God knows best and I am convinced that he is at peace at the bosom of his Creator..

Farewell Prof ! You will forever live in our hearts.
Mrs Uche Sandra Onyemaobi
May 14, 2024

When a good friend of mine and course mate posted the news, I was shocked to say the least, it wasn't the kind of news I wanted to know about.

I'll never forget your fatherly figure over a whole lot of us in FUTO and how your lectures brightened us, as there was no dull moment from start to finish.

Personally, you were a blessing to me both as a student and as a Professional.
Your fatherly counsel and advice made all the difference in the world to me.

I remember back in '05, you were Dean at the time, I delivered a 100kg rotary furnace via my institute to the department. It was refreshing to know that you still remembered me well, you beamed at me with pride didn't hide your joy to the students you were teaching - workshop practice - that I was a former student contributing my quota to the department, I remember telling you it wasn't my doing, that it was fate but you insisted that I played a role in making it happen.😊

You made sure that I had first class treatment throughout my stay in Owerri, I didn't spend a dime and you were also instrumental in getting my first degree certificate for me speedily since 1999, my year of graduation.

You'll be sorely missed Sir, as you already are.

Rest in peace Prof.
Muyiwa Adeyemi
May 14, 2024
Prof it was a shock to me but God knows it all , l will never forget you , you are a father to me and my family, you made me a staff in FUTO and thought me how to build a family and here i am today . May you soul Rest in peace my prof Amen.
King Kalu
May 14, 2024
Tribute to my Mentor
Prof, l lack words to express the shock the news of your demise brought upon me. We have really lost a rare gem. I met you during my undergraduate days in MME FUTO. I met you again during my M.Eng. program. The impactation l received from you indeared me to you such that you became my PhD supervisor.
The only thing l can say is that you were truly a father in the real sense of who a father ought to be. A man of honour, truth, vigour, charisma, a source of strength, an epitome of love. No one ever passed through without receiving that love amidst chastisement.
May God grant your soul eternal rest.
Engr. Dr. Chuks Onuoha
Engr. Dr. Chukwudike Onuoha
May 13, 2024
Dad in millions you are the best
Keep resting till resurrection morn ❤️🙏
Adenike Adetomilola
May 13, 2024
Saddens the heart to hear the news… 3 score a Decade and 8 years ago you came to Earth; You brought forth a lovely family, the Patriarch with a towering stature who made giant strides; You indeed fulfilled your destiny on Earth. As Humans we ask why, but the Almighty who called you Knows why.….One day we too shall all be gone.

You have touched us all…. You are a Success Story. Rest well Sir .. Adieu
Chijioke Nzewunwah (Cj)
May 13, 2024
I will never forget your passion and humorous style of communicating your lectures. We miss the jokes and laughter with perfect blend of extra ordinary commitment to the Materials Engineering classes. The Almighty God keep your children and the entire household in perfect peace. Rest well Sir
Onwochei Augustine
May 13, 2024
I was previledged to sit under your teaching at the Apostolic faith church Owerri. Apart from words, your life of simplicity and humility imparted my life.
Any time I wanted to pass a comment on prof and his wife I usually said " so high yet so low". You invested the resources that God poured in you to serve your generation. You were not used to speaking many words, but your presence carried weight. My joy is that you knew the Lord. This separation is not that going to be forever.
We shall meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesus, then there shall be no more sad parting. Rev 14vs13- blessed are the dead which die in the Lord , from henceforth yea, that they may rest from their labours
Keep resting and good night.
May 12, 2024
ITs really hard to pen down this tribute because we all hoped that this day wouldn’t come but God knows best, Thank you for being a phenomenal father, advisor, and guardian to us all, you cared for everyone the same way not minding if we were your biological kids or not , You always remembered my birthdays, every time I came across you was a moment for catch ups, you will ask all the follow up questions in the world , Ranging from Academics, to goals , to Christain walk with God , to being a good girl and you will always leave me with words of wisdom. I really looked forward to seeing you again, so you see that your small baby girl is now a mummy now oo, integrity and contentment were your watch words for me , I admired you for that , Thank you for being a trail blazer and setting the tone . God bless your soul and grant us the fortitude to bear the loss , You will be greatly missed…..

Keep resting in the blossom of the Lord Amen
Obianujunwa Allen okoro
May 12, 2024
Remembering the Life and Legacy of Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi

Today, we gather to honor the memory of Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi, a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on our lives. As a professor and mentor, Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi inspired and guided us with unwavering dedication, wisdom, and compassion.

With a heart full of gratitude, I reflect on the countless ways Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi shaped my academic and personal journey. Your passion for teaching, your patience, and your ability to bring complex concepts to life inspired me to strive for excellence. Your mentorship and guidance helped me navigate the challenges of Materials Engineering, and your encouragement gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams.

Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi was more than just a professor; he was a role model, a friend, and a source of inspiration. He embodied the values of kindness, empathy, and intellectual curiosity, and he instilled these values in us.

As we say goodbye, we take comfort in the knowledge that Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi legacy will live on through the countless lives he touched. We will continue to draw strength from the lessons he taught us, and we will strive to make him proud.

Rest in peace, dear Prof Okechukwu Onyemaobi Your impact on our lives will never be forgotten.

May 12, 2024
It is said that the works we do in life live on forever through those we have impacted. I never got to know you Prof. sir, but it is evident in passing that you have created such a positive impact on many both in life, academics and career path. I really want to say thank you for not holding back the wealth of knowledge, and having bequeathed same to others, I am privileged to be blessed and influenced by those you groomed. If I had my way, I would pray you remain with us longer, but alas we accept the will of God and believe that you have finished your race. May the good Lord guide you on your final journey and receive your soul into eternity forever in His presence. Adieu sir!
Engr. Dr. Bokumo Jr. Orukari
May 11, 2024
You came, you saw and conquered. Very cheerful, hardworking with smiles,,highly committed to being helpful, undaunted and steadfast. Adieu
Ayobo Folake Oba
May 11, 2024
A tribute to my elder brother and friend: Prof Okey Onyemaobi

I met you at Government Secondary School, Afikpo in 1971 while we were here in Enugu. I was just recently saved in Scripture Union and joined the warm fellowship of you and others. Later I was the President of that little but vibrant flock following your footsteps.

We reunited in Apostolic Faith. In 2005 as a young and inexperienced overseer in Imo State, you took it upon yourself to support every aspect of our labour together. You brought out every resource of time, money and talent to make my stay at Owerri a memorable time. Everyday, I looked forward to hearing you call me 'Alufa' from the door, because you checked on me either before going to work or before going back from work. You housed me for a long while until I moved into the Mission House.
Many times, you and your awesome wife nursed me back to health in times of illness.
You were a huge pillar of support for AFSS work in Owerri which you pioneered as first Board of Governors Chair.
Your favourite song was 'only remembered by what we have done '.
Painful as your passing is, I don't mourn you as one who has no hope. I cherish the moments of laughter and shared grief. I thank God for the huge privilege of knowing you and working with you these fifty years plus. Soon, we shall reunite and be with Him Who we both love.

Your Oinyi
Emmanuel Moh
Emmanuel Moh
May 11, 2024

A walk with Jesus is a devotion only very few academics, humble themselves to get into.
His surrender to Jesus dates back to the days when the zeal for God's work was more consuming and shrouded personal interests to hurtful self-denial.
As a man who fought the civil war he addressed himself to the work of God with the spirit of militancy.
When events of time bears on life and health issues became challenging, expectations obviously dropped.

Prof. Onyemaobi lived a life a sacrifice and never allowed a demanding situation suffer lack of necessary intervention. A man of open mindedness, straight forwardness and never allowed time role over his forgiveness; very accommodating.

A time to be born and a time to die; remains a divine proclamation and in humility we wholly submit.
Obviously, the Church headquarters, Imo Area and branches will miss him. However, we take solace on the truth that the glamour of God's glory consoles the faithful.

Goodnight brother.
Brethren: Apostolic Faith Church-Imo Area.


Uzoho Godwin,
For Imo Area.
Uzoho Godwin
May 11, 2024
The passing of my friend, Professor Okechukwu Onyemaobi, leaves me with deep grief and disbelief, and diminishes the circle of my friends and associates, The occasion reminds me of the reality that we face as we get older. My association with Okey, as I fondly called him, which started over four decades ago at Akure, when he was a lecturer at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), and I was in the service of Ondo State government, and members of the same Church, continued after he relocated to FUTO, Owerri. While we were separated by time and distance, we maintained our relationship, and shared experiences about our lives, families, and our good and tough times. We joked about our age parity, as I claimed to be much older (by months). An accomplished Academic and Intellectual par excellence, Okey was an epitome of modesty and humility. He was calm and principled, with a strong devotion to his professional development goals. He shared his views with me when he declined the offer to be Vice Chancellor of Crawford University, an Institution owned by the Apostolic Faith Church to which we both belong. He was committed to, and passionate about, his work as Dean, Faculty of Engineering at FUTO. He priotised his Engineering research and learning. He was a contented polymath.
Okey was an insightful Bible Christian, with Godly character and inspirational faith. He touched many lives that came his way positively. Today, I mourn the passing of my friend, as I join his devoted wife and loyal partner, Dr Gloria Onyemaobi, and the family, to celebrate his good life and outstanding legacy.
Okey, your work here is completed. Age shall not weary you, nor pain afflict you. I will always remember you. Good bye.
Olu Ajayi
Akure, Ondo State.
Olu Ajayi
May 11, 2024
In loving memory of Dr Onyemaobi, a cherished member of our Apostolic faith family and esteemed professor. He illuminated our lives with his profound wisdom, gentle spirit, and unwavering faith. He touched countless hearts through his dedication to both academic excellence and spiritual guidance. His legacy will forever inspire us to seek knowledge, embrace compassion, and walk in the light of God's love. Though he may have departed from our earthly congregation, his memory will continue to shine brightly in our hearts, guiding us on our own journeys of faith and learning. Rest in peace, dear Prof, knowing that your impact on this world will never be forgotten.

Sis Mbara.
Sis Dora Mbara
May 11, 2024
I never knew Prof personally, but his act of love to my roommate at FUTO, who he also never knew personally, has left an indelible mark in my heart.
My roommate had a slight issue with a course and a lecturer in the University, FUTO, and because of these issues, he was denied graduation and subsequent clearance to enable him go for the mandatory one year Youth Service. All efforts on his part proved abortive until Prof., while he was serving as the Dean of the School of Engineering, stumbled on the case and ordered that the young man be cleared and allowed to go for the NYSC.

God used Prof O. O. Onyemaobi to save the future of a young man who he never knew and just helped out of a rut.

May God's blessings always be upon your family and may they always find helpers in their times of need.
Igwe Christian
May 10, 2024
Daddy u were such a nice man when we are living together Owerri .u carried everyone along .u do talk to me as ur own child .which made me to aways remember u.thinking dat I will meet u again.nt till I saw d post here online dat u are gone .daddy may ur good work on earth lead u to God in heaven in Jesus name amen rest in peace daddy a family friend chilee
Oluchi chilee nkwo
May 10, 2024
My oga , it was a shock when I heard that you had gone to be with the Lord.
My lecturer at Federal polytechnic Akure, brother and father when I finished my NYSC and joined as a lecturer in the same Department of Mining Engineering the Federal polytechnic Akure in 1983.The polytechnic later relocated to Ado Ekiti and I moved with my Oga to Ado Ekiti.
After a brief stay at Ado Ekiti, my Oga left me for Federal University Akure.
The Prof of all Profs left FUTA for FUTO where he retired.
As his boy, and my mentor my Oga was the person that edited my two text books Introduction to Mining Volume 1&2.
A dedicated Christian, a perfect man of God always smiling and ready to assist.
I refused to weep or cry because I know that heaven had gotten another saint
To the beloved wife, children and immediate family members please bear the irreparable loss as he has gone to join the Lord he served faithfully when he was on this earth.
Good night and rest in perfect peace my Oga and my Prof.
Your boy,
Engr Dr Fredrick Asonna Isife.
Dr. Isife Fredrick
May 9, 2024
It was quite shocking to see the announcement of your demise fly across my screen.
It was difficult to believe.
I met Br Okey and Sis Gloria at Akure in Ijapo Estate in the 80s.
That was a home filled with laughter, love and kindness.
Their home turned into my second home as my husband was based in Ado ekiti. The warmth of the home captivated me.
The homeliness of Br Okey was as simple as his eating a pawpaw fruit unceremoniously; what a combination of a farmer cum an erudite Engineer.
He warmly accepted all who crossed his path without any reservations.
He lived as if he had no cares in the world.
We shall definitely miss him on this side of the globe.
He has dumped the hustle and bustle of life for a palm of victory.
Condolences to Dr ( Mrs) Onyemaobi, Iykay, Ijeoma, Oluchi and Kelechi.
Arise and bear your armour so as to win a crown that Daaadyyy won.
Mabel Odunsi


Please join us to pay a last tribute.

Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.

Service of Songs
Date: Tuesday, 4th June, 2024
Venue: Apostolic Faith Church, MCC Uratta Road, Owerri, Imo State
Time: 4:00 pm

Lying In State
Date: Thursday, 6th June 2024
Venue: Engr. Prof. Onyemaobi's House, Umuada, Avutu, Obowo LGA. Imo State
Time: 09:00am

Funeral Service (conducted by Apostolic Faith Church)
Date: Thursday, 6th June 2024
Venue: Chief Sam Onyemaobi's Compound, Umuada, Avutu, Obowo LGA, Imo State
Time: 11:00am

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