Shared by Nnamdi Nwizu on August 4, 2020
In memory of Enoch Ifeanyi Nwizu
Shared by Nnamdi Nwizu on July 29, 2020
A Story by Theo Oji.

Nwakaibeya Engr. Enoch Nwizu and I have been very close friends for 62 continuous years until his very sad demise.
We met in 1958 at the engineering course at the then Nigerian College of Arts Science and Technology, now Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Being classmates, Shell Oil Company Scholarship holders and keen lawn tennis players, was how it all started. After four years and graduating in our courses, he in mechanical engineering and I electrical, we found ourselves living close to each other at Surulere in our early working careers. There the friendship graduated to a higher scale. We socialised and played our lawn tennis regularly. Thereafter he and I went overseas for further training, he to USA and I to Sweden. 

Upon return to Nigeria a few years later and progressing in our careers, he in TEXACO and I in CHEVRON, we again saw ourselves living close to each other, this time in Victoria Island. Both of us now married with children, the friendship went up steps higher, including our families. We remained very close till we both retired from service and both found favour in a new sport, golf.  We have since been playing the game every week for the past 25 years. He was a founding member of our VETERANS GOLFERS GROUP at the Ikoyi Club and was instrumental in my joining the group. We also had many golfing outings in London over the years. We also had some common health issues and experiences which we shared. He and his wife Vicky visited me and my wife Mary  after my surgery in London. Similarly we visited him in London after his own surgery.

So, we have shared both joyful times and painful times together over the 62 years of our friendship. Now it has pleased our Creator to call him home and take him from us. We thank God for the glorious time He gave him on earth and pray for the happy repose of his soul and for abundant Divine consolation for Vicky and the children, grandchildren and the entire Nwizu family. 

Nwakaibeya, farewell, farewell, farewell. 

Your very close friend, Theo Oji.

He only takes “The Best”.

Shared by Amanda Ijeoma on July 29, 2020
Uncle, we still can’t believe we are writing a tribute because of your passing. Words cannot describe this difficult moment, but if this is the last time we get to say goodbye then we know, we will do so with the knowledge that we consider ourself blessed to live this life as your nephews and nieces.
You touched so many lives, including raising our own father. 
 You were kind, hospitable, loving and generous, and we all loved you very much. 
God saw that you were getting tired,
A cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you
and whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes and although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes “The Best”.
You fought your sickness to the end and now you are in a better place.

RIP Sweet Uncle

Ibe Nwizu Family

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