- 60 years old
- Date of birth: May 24, 1954
- Place of birth:
Abiriba, Abia, Nigeria
- Date of passing: Feb 23, 2015
- Place of passing:
Egdeware, London, United Kingdom
|Let the memory of Chief Onwuka be with us forever|
"It's been years and we still miss you. As we remember your passing and celebrate your person today, we are grateful to God who brought you to walk the earth, had great achievements and touched humanity. Keep resting Okpuzu...looking forward to the Resurrection morning. Adieu..!!"
"May your soul rest in Peace. Just found out that you are dead. I was away from Nigeria."
"At this memorial time of this visionary entrepreneur and gentleman, I am sure the family will take great solace in the fact that the 6 decades he lived was packed full of self accomplishment; especially from a very humble beginning. I pray those he left behind will immotalise him in a manner that carry forward his ideas and ideals."
"A research on Nigerian enterprise in the 70s to 90s brought me to surprise report of the death of this great man.
What a visionary mind, who inspired people from very far unknowingly. Growing up in Esan part of Edo State in the early 80s, the best Tv reception we could get was from NTA Enugu and later other State owned stations in the Old Imo and Anambra. I watched several interviews of this gentleman who spoke and made his points on all Business issues with clarity and simplicity. Over the years, I read more about him in the Business sphere. Like every flower in our land, which the system prefers to trample, they did all to weaken his strength. I am sure his family and friends would take joy in knowing that wherever the history of Nigeria's enterprise and industrialisation is written, his will never be forgotten. He blazed the odds and lived a highly rewarded life.
May his soul rest in perfect peace."
"Chief Onwuka,the Okpuzu 1 of Abiriba,you were a pace setter,peace loving man.May your gentle soul find repose in the bosom of your creator.Your kindness can never be forgotten.Fare thee well"
"We will miss your glamour and dedications to serve ndi Abiriba, Nnaa fare well, may God grant your soul internal rest in Jesus name, amen"
"Chief Onwuka Kalu OFR is gone but he was a born again Christian and died in the Lord. When one die, we may think a life is lost but to those who know God, the recovery of that life is even greater than the life lived in the flesh. To live is Christ and to die is gain. (Phil. 1:21) Therefore, Chief Onwuka Kalu is not dead; he will ever live in the hearts of his admirers and those he admired and loved. Farewell Okpuzu of Abiriba."
"It is really well! When I saw it on facebook, my shout woke people from sleep. I can't imagine losing you. I feel for your family, especially your mum who is my namesake. Despite circumstances never allowed us to meet, but your testimonies from my parents and siblings were so inspiring. You are truly a great man. God has consoled your family with your great impact in your lives. We love you sir"
"Okpuzu Abiriba, a great man ,humble to a call, full of humanity, Socrates of Nigeria, an amiable man, a man I admire, you will be greatly missed Okpuzu. Your legacy will remain forever . Farewell as life still remain unpredictable."
"My great senior associate, adviser, is gone. The years spent was less than 61 but the volume of achievements and no of people impacted could make someone think you were above 100 years.
Africa has lost one of her illustruos son. You were a great philanthropist, enterprenuer, industrialist, very inteligent and a good leader.
You were a man of many skills, the young ones sought your advice , the politicians never stop visiting you for opinion, Head of States needed your enterpreneuship skill. You were very accommodating and peace loving. I will miss you. May your gently soul rest in perfect peace."
"A mighty Iroko has fallen. Africa has lost a great technocrat, Nigeria an industrialist, the Igbos an entrepreneur, an illustrious son and a sage.
It is very painful to know that you have gone to be with your maker with all the plans that you have for our fatherland and your family.
I was hoping that you will pull through this illness as you always do in the past. I was devastated to learn of your transition to glory few hours ago. I couldn’t believe it. While we mourn your departure here on earth, I know that heaven is rejoicing because an angel has returned.
My hand is shaking as I type this because I don't know what to tell your wife (Nelly) when I see her. Chief, your departure is simply a great loss that words cannot express. My consolation is that you departed this word as a great soldier of Christ.
Your contributions and advice in our local church (RCCG OPEN HEAVENS, EDGWARE) will be greatly missed.
Thanks for the time we spent together. Your brotherly advice and words of wisdom has made me a better person.
Adieu Okpuzu of Igboland.
Sleep tight in the Lord’s bosom my brother in Christ.
Tribute from Jude Olisa"
"Ogbo m!! Your demise is a great tragedy to deal with. Words can't exactly describe how it feels knowing that you're no more! Your words of encouragement keeps playing on my mind each time the wave of life hits hard on me, the little your shared with me about your journey through life and your success story constantly reminds me that through hard work, dedication & honesty, a man can achieve all that he desires with God on his side. I have no doubts you're up above in the heavens, you will truly be missed. I love u okpuzu. Truly yours. Onwuka Odunze."
"'You are a city on a hill that cannot be hidden'
That is how your life is
still finding it very difficult to say was...
Chief you will forever missed
You were daddy London to many of us....
Adieu Great industrialist!"
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