GODFREY OKORO
COL. GODFREY AMBAKIDERIMO OKORO (RTD)
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 2, 1948
  • Date of passing: Jun 13, 2012
Let the memory of COL. GODFREY be with us forever

This memorial website was created by  IJAW FOUNDATION. 

 In  the memory of our beloved son, COL. GODFREY OKORO (RTD), 64 years.

Born on April 2, 1948 and passed away on June 13, 2012.


We will remember him forever

Ijaw Foundation Inc Condoles the Families of Late Col. Godfrey A. Okoro:   Ijaw Foundation the apex body of all Ijaw Organizations in Diaspora received with shock the news of the untimely death of our amiable Ijaw Nationalist – Col.  Godfrey Okoro.   On behalf of the Board of Directors and Members,  we commiserate with his  immediate and extended family for the great loss. The entire Ijaw Nation grief over  the demise of Col. Okoro   We urge the family, friends and entire Ijaw nation to take heart as God alone has answers to anything that befalls us at any time.   No doubt the sudden passing to glory of Col Okoro is a great loss to Ijaw Nation at a time when his services and experiences is very well needed.  We take solace in the fact that he lived a good life which positively impacted on our people. He was a great man who committed his life for peace, unity, love and emancipation of the Ijaw race.    We pray God Almighty to  continue to comfort the  family he has left behind and entire Ijaw Nation.   May his gentle and kind soul forever know peace!   Signed:   Dr. Rueben Jaja -  Chairman,  Ijaw Foundation.  Dr. Ransom Douglas - Secretary, Ijaw Foundation  
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by alioune seck on 13th June 2016

"rip in peace colonel okoro; you were a true african elite officer.
from senegalese  colonel (retired) alioune seck(class 1993 naval post graduate school ,monterey california , usa)"

This tribute was added by Daerebo Brown West on 13th June 2016

"Your memory remains ever fresh!

RIP"

This tribute was added by lauretta okoro on 13th June 2016

"I feel so sad whenever I remember that uncle Godfrey is no more with us, he was a storm calmer and an ardent lover of peace. You will forever remain in my heart uncle."

This tribute was added by Ben Okoro on 12th June 2016

"Time sure flies by as four years seems like yesterday.  We remember you today as we try to keep your legacy going.  Continue to rest in peace Big Brother!"

This tribute was added by Daerebo Brown West on 2nd April 2016

"Sweet memories always live forever!
Your footprint remains forever!
RIP, Col Okoro"

This tribute was added by Ben Okoro on 2nd April 2016

"Dear Bros, Continue to rest in peace as we remember your birthday posthumously.  You are missed forever!"

This tribute was added by Anthony H. Otokito on 2nd April 2016

"Forever remembered and beloved. Continue to rest in perfect peace our indefatigable big brother."

This tribute was added by Hosiah Emmanuel on 2nd April 2016

"You are forever missed. A great man!"

This tribute was added by Daerebo Brown West on 13th June 2015

"Col. G. okoro,

3 years seem like yesterday;

And the goodness of your handiwork continue to  speaks louder and louder everyday.

May you continue to rest in the Lord Jesus.

May the Lord continue to strengthen all that you left behind."

This tribute was added by May Banigo on 13th June 2015

"A great visionary. Continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Ben Okoro on 13th June 2015

"Bros,

Great memories don't just fade away.  
We miss you; please continue to rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Alaowei Dorgu on 13th June 2015

"Col. Godfrey Okoro - 'Always Remembered, Never Forgotten'.

Rest in Peace Brother."

This tribute was added by Boston Edogi on 7th April 2015

"Godfrey Okoro, you were such a good man and so exemplary in all your undertakings. You'll be missed forever. May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace with the Lord. Amen."

This tribute was added by Tony Otokito on 3rd April 2015

"For ever present in our thoughts. Forever present in our discussions on your everlasting legacy, the INF. Continue to rest in perfect peace, our big bros."

This tribute was added by Ebi Okoro on 3rd April 2015

"Uncle, we miss you! Happy 67th Birthday and continue to rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Ben Okoro on 2nd April 2015

"Our Dear Bros,

We salute you as you would have clocked 67 years today 2-April-2015!

We may not have realized the full potential of the legacy you left behind, the Ijaw Nation Forum but surely it has continued to provide a rallying point towards the ultimate objective of a united Ijaw Race.  

“Col” you are surely missed.  For me, memories of your infectious smile and laughter every time we are gisted will never go off my mind.

Continue to rest in peace!
Ben"

This tribute was added by Stacy Okoro on 2nd April 2015

"This is the third year you have been gone and also the third year I haven't been able to call you or speak face-to-face to wish you a happy birthday. Even though some time has passed, it is still hard to imagine a future without you. I miss you so much and I miss you every day. I love you, Daddy. Happy 67th Birthday and do so as you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Esther Boro on 2nd April 2015

"I celebrate the Day you were born, Talk na do. You were a blessing to the IjawNation, Niger Delta, Nigeria and the World. I bless God for lending you to us, doe short but Good!"

This tribute was added by alioune seck on 4th July 2014

"col okoro,a good friend a big and kind african brother.i feel sad. okoro and 25  foreign officers were enrolled for a master degree in international management master course in monterey california in 1993.
rip .colonel Alioune seck(retired) senegal west africa"

This tribute was added by Lawrence Daria on 20th June 2014

"Col. Okoro........still can't believe, physically you have left. Your legacy lives on. RIP."

This tribute was added by Daerebo Brown West on 13th June 2014

"Time may pass;
Your footprint still remain fresh;
Rest in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Alaowei Dorgu on 13th June 2014

"Your efforts and contributions are embedded in Izon nation and will remain so in our lifetime.

Thank you and rest in peace always.

'Forever Blessed, Forever Missed'."

This tribute was added by Tony Otokito on 3rd April 2014

"Forever remembered. The legacy continues. Rest in perfect peace, our dear bros - Anthony Otokito (London uk)"

This tribute was added by chris Okoro on 3rd April 2014

"Happy birthday day father. A lot of time has passes between your passing it is almost two years but it seems like  it was just yesterday and not a day goes by without me thinking of you. whenever I get into situations I always think what would you do and how would you handle it. There are so many questions that I want to ask you but will not be answered until we meet again. May your blessed soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Ebiere Fumudoh on 2nd April 2014

"Eternal rest grant unto Col. O' Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace! Amen."

This tribute was added by opuama akeni on 2nd April 2014

"May his soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Ruby Nyananyo on 2nd April 2014

"Rest in peace Col."

This tribute was added by ebikedoumene gbafade on 20th January 2014

"You remain fresh in my memory. Nearly two yeas ago, yet seemed like yesterday.  Every thought of you brings tears of joy into my heart. I love you dearly Daddy."

This tribute was added by Alaowei Dorgu on 12th January 2014

"You will forever remain in our hearts.  Your selfless acts and contributions will always be remembered.

May your spirit soar in freedom as your stamp remains embedded within the Ijaw Nation!

Love, Blessings, Protection & Guidance to the family"

This tribute was added by BOSTON EDOGI on 18th November 2013

"Col. Godfrey Okoro, you left us a legacy that is immeasurable. You truly left us too soon, but only God almighty has all the answers why he called you home to be with him in his everlasting kingdom where there is no pain and suffering. May your gentle soul continue to remain in perfect peace with the Lord. We miss you so dearly because you are a true icon of Ijaw nation. God Bless your family and, may the peace of the Lord that passeth all man's understanding be with them forever, Amen."

This tribute was added by Evelyn Okoro on 16th June 2013

"Col. we miss you and love you so much. You were truly a blessing in our lives and you will always be remembered. You will forever be in my heart, may you continue to rest in a graceful and perfect peace with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Amadaere Okoro on 16th June 2013

"Uncle Godfrey,
   Although our time together was cut short, I deeply cherish all the moments that we spent together. Time with you was a time of joy and laughter, you never failed to put a smile on my face! I love you and miss you, may you continue to rest in perfect peace with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Bekeowei Okoro on 16th June 2013

"Uncle Godfrey, you will never be forgotten, you will forever have my gratitude for the advice you gave me and the time we spent together.
Thank You.
Rest In Power."

This tribute was added by Oyinemi Okoro on 16th June 2013

"Uncle rest in peace and you will always be with us in our hearts"

This tribute was added by V. Efejuku on 15th June 2013

"I give thanks for the life of Colonel Godfrey Okoro, and what he has meant to his family community and the world!

May his soul rest in perfect peace!"

This tribute was added by lauretta okoro on 14th June 2013

"Dearest uncle Godfrey, it's one year since you exited this uncertain world, we will continue to miss you, the vacuum you created cannot be occupied by any because you were a rear gem. I particularly misses you so greatly. Continue to rest in the bosom of God Almighty.  You will forever remain in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Ebi Okoro on 14th June 2013

"Uncle we miss you! May you continue to rest in peace with the Lord"

This tribute was added by Jenkins Ebiware on 13th June 2013

"RIP Col okoro you will forever be remembered in Izon Land."

This tribute was added by Daerebo Brown West on 13th June 2013

"Strength and Comfort to the family.

God's perfect PEACE I asked.

Christ is in control."

This tribute was added by Tony Otokito on 13th June 2013

"Continue to rest in perfect peace, our BIG bros. Your superb legacy is in good hands. Be rest assured we are passionately committed to ensuring the legacy continues.

Anthony Otokito (London UK)"

This tribute was added by Esther Boro on 13th June 2013

"Talknado my friend, May your soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Stacy Okoro on 13th June 2013

"It is more than crazy to think that it has already been one year of your passing. There's not a day that goes by that I do not think about you and miss you. And although I know that your death was a part of the Lord's master plan, it pains me to know that you were taken from us so suddenly. You will always be on my mind and I truly love you with all my heart and soul, Daddy."

This tribute was added by LAWRENCE PEPPLE on 13th June 2013

"Our own General, it is indeed hard to believe that it is already a year ago that you left us, it seem just like yesterday. I remember with tears in my eyes your visit to Abuja to attend meeting on how to develop Ijaw nation through capacity building. We parted with promise of meeting in the US for that year's Boro Day celebration, little did I know that that will be the last words. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Lincoln B. Snithers on 13th June 2013

"You have sayled through all roughest oceans and high seas and anchored on many islands and left your unblemished mark joyously, but on the last navigation to the final destination (Ijaw nation island) you suddenly embarked on an unknown island to join the forgone terrors. Awa Col!!!!!! Ahoy to you. Sayle away!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by chris Okoro on 12th June 2013

"My father was my hero. He taught me many life lessons, like work hard and it will help you in the long run. And to always be determined on whatever task your doing. Some nights I still think to myself and say why take my father? But God has his reasons. All I know is that he is watching over his loved ones in heaven."

This tribute was added by Clinton Okoro on 12th June 2013

"Wow, tomorrow will be a year since my fathers passing. His presence and impact is felt everyday here at home and I know that you are watching down on us in heaven. Stacy just graduated High-school and will be attending CAL POLY this upcoming fall, I know that you would be most proud of her. We strive everyday to be better, your legacy will live on! I love you and miss you dad."

This tribute was added by Michael Okoro on 12th June 2013

"Dad, your impact and presence is still being felt even though you've been gone from us for a year now.  Hardly a day goes by without there being a thought or reminder of your time here with us.  You are truly missed."

This tribute was added by Stella Okoro on 12th June 2013

"Godfrey, your tragic death left a big vacuum in our lives and a deep feeling of loss in our hearts. We thank God for your coming. It was a gift having you in our lives and sharing our children together was really a blessing. We cannot but trust and have faith in the Lord to heal our broken hearts and grant us peace and tranquility  to deal with your passing. Rest in peace my husband."

This tribute was added by Queen Okoro on 11th June 2013

"To my Dearest Father,
I can't believe it's been
almost a year since you've
left us I've missed you so much
I often find myself reminiscing about
the good times that we've shared. You
may be gone but you will NEVER be forgotten. I LOVE YOU DADDY"

This tribute was added by John Okhai on 2nd April 2013

"Leadership is not about leading a people, it's about leading a cause. You led a good cause, bringing ijaws together inspite of their divergent views. You are greatly missed. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Daerebo Brown West on 2nd April 2013

"From Daerebo Brown-West
To ijawnation@yahoogroups.com


Today would have been 65th birthday of our late moderator,

Col. Godfrey Okoro.

Your handwork on earth still speak loud for itself;

Your visions shine brighter everyday;

Your foot steps still trail on;

Thus,you are remembered on this special day,

you first enter the world with all the goodness.

Happy Birthday! We do miss your fatherly"

This tribute was added by doris mordi on 25th February 2013

"COL, YOU LEFT YOUR FAMILY SO SOON, MAY YOU REST IN THE HAND'S OF THE LORD. YOU ARE  A GREAT UNCLE, AND BROTHER. RIP. MY IN-LAW."

This tribute was added by Binakeye Clark on 24th February 2013

"R.I.P  COL. GODFREY AMBAKIDERIMO OKORO……….I was fortunate to have met you, discussed with you and listened to your estimable advice on various issues or concerns about Ijaw heritage and struggles.
You will never be forgotten"

This tribute was added by Iyabode Ayeni on 23rd February 2013

"Dearest uncle, I still can't accept that you're no longer here. I miss you terribly, we all really miss you - your smile & cheerful laugh, your meekness and your incredible sense of humour. Your sudden departure has been the most heartbreaking loss I've had to endure in recent times. You left too soon but fond memories of you will forever remain in our hearts. Rest well dear uncle."

This tribute was added by Pere Efere on 22nd February 2013

"RIP Colonel, may u find solace in the bossom of the Lord, I was looking forward to meeting you again after you humbly invited ♍e into the 'Ijaw nation' forum first hand with your personal laptop computer,that kind and loving fatherly gesture will remain in ‎​my head. One thing is for sure - The 'Ijaw nation' will attain the heights you intended. Adieu!!!"

This tribute was added by Ben Okoro on 3rd January 2013

"Bros, it is still difficult for me to accept that you are no more.  Every so often, I feel some sort of emptiness in me as my thoughts of you pass by.  I really miss your unifying influence in the family and within the Ijawnation Forum. May your soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Philip Callahan on 5th August 2012

"It is with great sorrow that I just learned of Col. Okoro's passing.

Although we knew each other for a very short time, I know, Dear Col. Okoro, you were a great man!  Your spirit will live on inside me for the work you did for the IJAW people and the great things you had planned!"

This tribute was added by Jenkins Ebiware on 23rd July 2012

"Col (Senior Alamakruger)you have left your Foot steps in the Sand's of time. Great men are born not made but you left too soon. RIP"

This tribute was added by GEOFFREY KWALE on 23rd July 2012

"There are those for whom life is giving and sharing.
Those driven by love of the common good and true
philanthropy. That was Godfrey, the Colonel, our friend
and brother. Though consoled by the resurrection hope,
our tears say we miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by ebikedoumene gbafade on 22nd July 2012

"My beloved Daddy,
Thank you for all you have been to me. Even in death, I still love you. You have dropped so much around me to see to remember you for. You remain fresh in my memory. I feel your presence and my heart beats faster each time I pick up a thought you have dropped close to me. I see you, feel you and keep you with me always. I love u Daddy"

This tribute was added by Godfrey Arumoh on 22nd July 2012

"A Time for Everything. Ecclesiastes 3 NIV                                              There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a tme to weep and a time to laugh .  RIP. The struggle continues. Bye O"

This tribute was added by Tony Otokito on 22nd July 2012

"Sleep in perfect peace, our gentle Ijaw hero. I'll for ever always remember your kind beautiful words of inspiration. Your vision and legacy leaves on. God bless you wherever you are today and may the Lord continue to guide and protect the family you left behind so prematurely. Rest in peace, our dear Col."

This tribute was added by Roland Izulu on 22nd July 2012

"You sailed across many harbours and at each port, you left you your mark! You left your ship rudderless, but it is well! We shall yet navigate to shore! Your mark will forever remain on us!
Ahoy to you ..!
Sayle on till we meet again!"

This tribute was added by John Okhai on 22nd July 2012

"A man's greatness is reflected in the legacy he leaves behind, you have written your name on the canvas of our hearts in Ijawnation. The light you lit will forever shine on, yes, you left us too soon but your legacy will forever be remembered. The brotherliness you engendered in ijawnation is highly appreciated. Rest peacefully in the Lord's bosom."

This tribute was added by chris ekiyor on 22nd July 2012

"Though you left too soon , your legacy lives, and comfirms the legend that you are. AHOY col. Sayle away"

This tribute was added by Daniel Periso on 22nd July 2012

"Col. Okoro, we will forever miss u. and u will be forever remembered. u are indeed a father to us all. Rest in the bosom of the
Lord. Amen"

This tribute was added by Andrew Isiayei on 22nd July 2012

"Alamakrugger!!!,
If our prayers could do it for us, you surely would have come back to us faster than you left us. Our love, our prayers, our tears and the courage you gave us, is what we are left with. Rest in the bosom of the Almighty God who forever remains all knowing and all compassionate. R.I.P"

This tribute was added by opuama akeni on 22nd July 2012

"Alamakruger,In silence and quiet the devout soul goes forward."As often as I have been amongst men"said a philosopher,"I have returned less a man" A good man always finds enough subjects for mourning and weeping. RIP   Opuama Benikurukuru."

This tribute was added by Albert oti on 2nd July 2012

"I greatly feel the sudden departure to glory of our rear gem, Col Godfrey Okoro (Rtd). Your impeccable character edified the Ijaw man in you and the ijawnation at large. Two re-occuring memories of our ecounter........, one that really made meaning to me was that we both discovered that we had like minds! Sail on !"

This tribute was added by ijaw news on 28th June 2012

"My Great Uncle, Leader, Ijaw Patriot and Nationalist Col "peoples General" Godfrey Ambakiderimo Okoro .... great even in death. Rest In Peace – Ghomorai Presidor"

This tribute was added by Pat Douglas on 27th June 2012

"Farewell!  This is an outward confirmation of your accomplishment."

This tribute was added by Joshua Porbeni on 24th June 2012

"Your foresight in creating the Ijawnation forum would forever be cherished.  May God grant you eternal rest."

This tribute was added by Oweibi Tare on 23rd June 2012

"My dearest moderator, the news of your sudden demise was a shock to me and am still in disbelief but God in his infinite knowledge knows why, i cannot ask why you left so soon but it hurts so deeply! RIP Uncle Godfrey till we meet in the  resurrection morning!!"

This tribute was added by Tari F. Lloyd on 21st June 2012

"You were a unifying light to the Ijaw race and that LIGHT will remain with us.  Col. Okoro you created a platform that brought friend, brothers, sisters and even enemies together to speak for the liberation of the Ijaws. We miss you a lot.  May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of our Lord. RIP"

This tribute was added by kasenya awusa on 21st June 2012

"It such a shock to hear of your demise. To imagine that it was just a few days ago I tried your line to rub minds with you about Ijaw matters only to get a voice recording on your line. A nation builder you were and Ijaw nation will surely miss your shinning example of selfless leadership. Adieu Uncle. May your gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Lord. RIP."

This tribute was added by Newton Owi on 21st June 2012

"Your achievements will remain forever. We miss you"

This tribute was added by Steve Benstowe on 21st June 2012

"Col,I remember when you personally collected my email address for subscription on INF. You made sure every Ijaw is involved in Ijaw emancipation. just like the music playing now,you are indeed gone too soon. Ijaw Foundation and indeed all Ijaws will miss you,our hope is God will take care of you. My sympathies to your family. R.I.P"

This tribute was added by Amabo MacHarry on 20th June 2012

"May Your Soul Rest In Peace with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Esther Boro on 20th June 2012

"I will always remember your jokes, your laughter and your collectiveness, in addressing Ijaw issues. May your soul rest in perfect peace Talknado"

This tribute was added by Alberto Agedah on 20th June 2012

"Col. Okoro,
Ur death got to me so surprising dat I've not been able to write anything in INF until now. In anycase we're all in the saddle of life dat only death will take us out as urs. R.I.P the peoples Col."

This tribute was added by Shedrack Fubara on 20th June 2012

"Dearest Uncle it is with a very rude shock, but to the Glory of Almighty God that I received the sad news on that fateful day.  We remain grateful to God Our Father in Heaven for making you what you were to the entire Ijaw brothers and sisters.  When I read all the tributes, tears rolled down my cheeks.  Am glad that you were a "MAN OF THE IJAW PEOPLE WORLD WIDE" REST IN PEACE."

This tribute was added by Dennis Banigo on 20th June 2012

"I feel sad whenever I remember that Col. Okoro is no more with us. Through his innovation, the Ijaw Nation Forum, I have been blessed with a new family and friends. He was a friend and a big brother....a soldier moderator who would make sure we achieve our set objective each time we have meetings."

This tribute was added by Daerebo Brown West on 19th June 2012

"Col. Okoro, you  left us too soon. RIP."


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