This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, GREGORY IGBO AGUJIOBI OZOR URUKANANWA, 87 years old, born on November 24, 1930, and passed away on May 24, 2018. We will remember him forever.
May 24
Although you have left this world you will always reside in our hearts
Rest in the Bossom of the lord
Adieu Great one
Adieu Ote Nwa ote
April 18
Missing you so much Ote
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace
Forever in our hearts
February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019
Ote, Oh! Ote if there is a way to reverse the seconds and minutes hands of a clock; I would have done so, so as to continue to enjoy your gentle voice and fatherly love. But you are no more, leaving us when we needed you most; when we needed you to reap the fruit of your labour.
But why now? Why telling us good night when it is still day? Oh! What a loss? What a calamity? All the promises I made to you Ote. Oh! What a life?
I have been made to understand that no amount of weeping and sorrow can bring you back to us. But your impact in life as a great father left a benchmark in our memories.
I will find it difficult to say good bye Ote because you remain in my heart and will always be. I know that our good Lord will have you in his bosom.
Rest in perfect peace Otegwu. Adieu Ote! Adieu Great Daddy!!
Adieu Urukananwa!!!
Mr. Justus Chijioke Agujiobi
February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019
Ote nwote, so you are no more. Indeed, this world is just a stage. I celebrate you Uru kana nwa for with your little or no education you gave us quality education that made us to stand out amongst our peers.
Your exit from this earth came as a shock to me because; you were the closest father I have in this world, who can I go and visit as a father or seek advice from again now that you are gone? You were a man of indelible character who believed so much in hard work, discipline, fairness, perseverance and determination to excel.
You toiled day and night to see that we are above average right from when you were in NITEL. You deprived yourself some luxuries and comfort especially the Ozorship title long time ago to ensure we all become graduates. Today, we all are graduates in reputable fields and you Ozor Uru kana nwa.
You instilled in me the boldness not to fear anyone rather to respect them, I say thank you. I’m grateful to you for believing in me right from when you paid for my common entrance exam while I was still in primary five. Thank you for your prayers when I told you I was travelling out for a program, only that you won’t be there to see me return.
We celebrate you Ozor Uru kan anwa , you fought a good fight.
Larude Ote nwote as your patron saint-St. Gregory opens the gate of heaven for you.
Adieu onyih’ Umuaroke. Uvo-cheeg’ oo, till we meet on the resurrection day.
Uchenna Agujiobi
Scheineider Electric, Mumbai.
February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019
When I heard you were hurried to the hospital; I was praying for your healing, little did I know that the hour has come for you to leave this world.
Your death was a shock to me. I thought you will recover and come back home as usual but God said your time is over. Who am I to question God, His will is always best for us and death is inevitable.
Ote-nwa-Ote as we fondly call you, you were a man of peace and integrity. You always said the truth no matter the situation. You were a Father in a million. I am grateful for all your advice and words of encouragement. Thank you so much, for our happiness and desires were your priority. That was whom you were, a good Shepherd.
Ote-new-ote, we love you and we shall surely miss your care and relevant counseling. We love you, but God loves you most. You shall ever remain in our hearts. We shall continue to pray for you until that resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more.
Thank God for a life well spent for you lived a fulfilled life. Ijeoma loves you but God loves you most.
Goodbye Ote-nwa-Ote! Rest in Peace Ozor Uru Kana Nwa!!
Ijeoma Nwa Agulatu-enyi!!!
Ijeoma Afiaenyi (Mrs.)
February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019
Ote nwote I am happy to be courted as of your offspring.
Death where is your sting? You who took a man. You are that which men fear, but you are inevitable. Daddy when the cold hands of death snatched you from on 24th May, 2018 around 1:30pm. It was like the fall of the proverbial Iroko tree. I say this because you gave death a tough battle being the strong man you were. When your passing became evident, I felt confused to believe or not; then I reflected on it and finally accepted that you are gone from us forever. I said “what man is he that liveth and shall not see death?
My father was such a good man that it will be impossible to write about his good qualities and how he impacted on people’s lives in a whole booklet, let alone a few pages. Anybody, once introduced to him by any of his children automatically becames part of the family and will thenceforth be treated as one.
Urukananwa was such a good Dad that he provided for all of us making sure that we never lacked even until his last breath. He loved us deeply and until his last breath. He loved us deeply and unconditionally. These words of wisdom still guide me to this day. I remember with nostalgia the encouragement he gave to me during my days in the University. He was an amiable man, very hardworking, and above all, the Julius Berger of our time; versatile in all area. He loved the institution of marriage and always encouraged us to keep our immediate family in unity.
His words were reassuring and guaranteed as well. He instilled in his children so many virtues and moral consciousness, he taught us to be truthful and trustworthy in everything we do, and I promise never to let him down. It is evident that if death can be brought, Urukananwa will live to be older than Mekiselah because his children family and friends would trade everything for just on opportunity to see his face and hear his voice even if it’s for one last time.
I take consolation on the knowledge that my father got the best care while alive and since it has pleased God to call him home for a good rest in his bosom, we resign to his will.
We pray God to give us his children and relatives the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss until we meet again to part no more.
Rest in peace my lovely father! Rest in peace Urukananwa!!
Ote Ijeoma!!!

Chinyere Eze (Mrs)
Your Daughter
February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019
I never knew I will be writing this now, 24th May, 2018 was the worst day of my life. The day you slept peacefully to the lord without uttering a word to me. It was as if I will not live to see the next day. Everything about me crumbled and I felt that there were no reasons for me to live.
What is this world without you by my side? You are not just a husband; you are my companion and my treasure. Your death is already weighing me down. Where do I start?
The number of years we stayed together; you showered me with love. I never seen you angry and you loved me so much that I always thank God that you are my husband. I never knew that death will snatch you away from me. How do I cope with these children God gave us? You appeared to me in a dream and told me to move on with my life and make sure that I take good care of our family. How will I do that without you?
Ote! My dear, your death is too painful for me to bear. This cross is too heavy for me to carry. Life without you by my side is miserable. I love you so much that I don’t know what to do. I pray that God will give me the grace to bear the loss.
You are a peaceful and humble man. Indeed, you are my pride. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night to ask myself if it is real that I don’t have anybody to call “Ote” again. Death you have hit me where it hurts most. We love you but God love you more.
Adieu My darling and beloved husband! Adieu Otegwu!! Adieu Uru Kana Nwa!!! Larude!
Mrs. Josephine Oyidi Agujiobi
February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019
It was really a disastrous afternoon on Thursday, 24th May, 2018, when I received a call from my immediate younger brother Dr. Ifeanyi who was with you in the hospital that you have passed on. I never thought that I would lose you this soon, you really fought so hard to stay with us but God knows best.
When I heard that you were at Legion Hospital, Enugu, I assumed that it was for your regular medical checkup. I naturally became anxious when your stay became over extended coupled with numerous phone calls I received within 24hrs, but I was reassured by Doctor’s that there was no cause for alarm. On your sick bed you did not panic or betray any emotion. You were concerned but not ruffled, deterred or threatened. In fact, we now believe, that it is true, as the saying goes, that to live in the hearts of those who love you is to live forever.
Ote! gave me all; he gave me life by the mercy of God, he nurtured me, supported me throughout my educational career. Your care, love and affection to me were unquantifiable. I have no clue where I am going from here. But as I walk through the journey of life without you, I will never forget our talks and conversations, how you worried so much for me, at the same time reassuring me that God does not give us what we cannot carry. Ote!, I will always remember how you helped me grow with love and honesty, how you helped me choose the right path of life with values, morals and self worth.
Otegwu was not simply my father; he was my mentor, my friend and confidant. You are a peace maker and lover of all the needy that comes your way. You are a symbol of unity, honesty, a great gentleman to the core, a devoted Christian, generous and easy going. You are always in my heart, mind and thought. I will always remember the good times we shared together. You brought so much joy to my family. You made me whom I am today by virtue of your uprightness. Even in death, you are still my inspiration.
Ote, you have never despised anybody no matter the age and ethnic group. You always tell us your children, to always accommodate people no matter where they come from. In life, I loved you so dearly; in death I still do the same. It broke my heart to lose you. You left me peaceful memories; your love is still my guide. Indeed, you left a legacy for us to emulate. I promise you to abide by your teachings of uprightness and love.
Uru Kana Nwa, your suffering during your last days is now the source of my strength. What would I do without your love, your counsel and your solidarity at all times? My children and my wife were devastated. You were a great man even unto death.
Uru Kana Nwa was a Community Leader with dignity, forthright and committed to the progress of his people. I found it difficult writing this tribute, I rather regard this moment as a time to celebrate your life, having lived a worthy live.
Adieu Great Man! Adieu Ote Egwu!! Adieu Uru Kana Nwa!!!
Engr. Jude Ikechukwu Agujiobi

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May 24
Although you have left this world you will always reside in our hearts
Rest in the Bossom of the lord
Adieu Great one
Adieu Ote Nwa ote
April 18
Missing you so much Ote
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace
Forever in our hearts
His Life


Chief Gregory Igbo Agujiobi (Ozor Uru Kana Nwa) was born on 24th November, 1931, to the royal family of Late Chief Agujiobi Ugwu Nweze and Late Mrs. Chima Nwifedike of Umuofiagu, Ukehe Igbo Etiti LGA of Enugu State. He was the third son of his father who had four wives. His mother was the fourth wife of Chief Agujiobi Ugwu Nweze. He enjoyed resourceful parental up bringing because his parents were uncompromising disciplinarians and wonderful councilors.

Uru Kana Nwa or Otegwu as he is fondly called grew up in an environment that bristled with royal courtesies and characterized by nobility of conduct, excellent manners and strong religious values. These were the values that shaped and moulded Uru Kana Nwa’s personality as he prepared himself for life’s sojourn on earth. At infancy, he exhibited those traits that came to be the dominant features of his personality in life and indeed defined what many came to accept as the irreconcilable contradictions of a life that was destined to be great from birth.

Uru Kana Nwa’s nobility of birth did not distance him from his people and peers. He brought light, warmth and laughter to any gathering of two, three or a crowd. His modesty and humility endeared him to many who came in contact with him.

Uru Kana Nwa did not attend any formal institution rather his parent encouraged him and his elder brother Ozor Onyemelukwe to engage into farming business of which the proceeds from the business were used in training his other siblings that attended formal institutions. Even though he was denied western education by his father, he reads and writes very well. He personally builds himself educationally.

Because of his love for education, he laboured so hard, even denied himself all the social status his mates were enjoying, just to ensure that all his children went to good schools. Without fear of contradiction, we can boldly say that we are all graduates of reputable disciplines with the able support of his loving and caring wife.

In 1967, before the civil war, he got married to his heartthrob Chief Mrs. Josephine Oyidi Agujiobi, daughter of late Ozor & Mrs. Ozuvulunkwo Ekwueme Aleke of Amadim, Ukehe. Destiny willed it that Uru kana nwa and Oyidi should become husband and wife as they both shared common values and beliefs. Their marriage was blessed with seven (7) children four (4) males and three (3) females.

In his usual spirit of dynamism and entrepreneurship, Uru Kana Nwa was an apostle of wealth creation. He established his own business with Late Udenze and Ogbutor families of Enugu Ukwu and Late Raymond Okoye of Awka both in Anambra State. He had a vision of taking the business to the highest level before Late Chief J U Nwodo secured him a job in the then Anambra State Post Primary School Board in 1980.

In 1982, he got employment with the then post and Telecommunication (P & T) later known as Nigerian Telecommunication (NITEL) as a Security Officer. Because of his wealth of knowledge in the job, he rose to the rank of Higher Security Officer based on the recommendations from the “White man” before retiring in 2002 after twenty years of meritorious service. At NITEL, he served his fatherland with his heart, day and night making sure that everything relating to security was all handled in perfect order.

The journey of his conversion to Catholics started years back and he vigorously remained adamant to it until 24th November, 2013 been the feast of Christ the King, he made up his mind out of his own volition and joined his faith with others to observe the procession of Christ the King. Since that day, he has been serving the God with all his strength. He was baptized, confirmed and wedded in the Catholic Church.

Uru kana nwa was a unique personality in many ways. In his characteristics manner, he ensured that family members are treated equally. He lived a true Christian life for which testimonies abound. He remained all his life humble, unassuming, prayerful, generous, compassionate and forgiving. We his children will miss a devoted father who spared no efforts to ensure good upbringing for us. His wife will miss a loving and doting husband who gave all he had to her.

On Thursday, 24th May, 2018, God gladly received him that his time was up. He slept quietly unto death on his hospital bed after a brief illness. Uru kana nwa, Otegwu: this was your life and it is marvelous in our eyes.

May the good lord who created and nurtured you grant your soul eternal repose until the resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more.

Rest in peace.

Left to mourn him includes but not limited to the following list of family members and relatives.

  • Chief (Mrs.) Josephine Oyidi Agujiobi Wife
  • Engr. Jude Ikechukwu Agujiobi         Son
  • Dr. Methodus Ifeanyi Agujiobi           Son
  • Engr. Vitus Okechukwu Agujiobi       Son
  • Mr. Justus Chijioke Agujiobi              Son
  • Mr. Martin Ikedi Eze                          Son
  • Mrs. Patience Chinyere Eze             Daughter
  • Mrs. Agatha Ijeoma Afiaenyi             Daughter
  • Miss, Lovelyn Uchenna Agujiobi       Daughter
  • Mr. Theophilus Chukwudi Eze           Son in-law
  • Mr. Joseph Okechukwu Afiaenyi       Son in-law
  • Mr. Richard Ifeanyi Nwodo                Son in-law
  • Mrs. Philomena Ifeoma Agujiobi       Daughter in-law
  • Mrs. Perpetual Ujunwa Agujiobi        Daughter in-law
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Cynthia Chinazo Agujiobi  Daughter in-law
  • Jude Chidalu Agujiobi                       Grand son
  • John Chineme Agujiobi                     Grand son
  • JohnMartin Chiagoziem Agujiobi      Grand son
  • James Chidubem Agujiobi                Grand son
  • Okechukwu Chimdindu Agujiobi       Grand son
  • Ifechukwu Ugomsinachi Agujiobi      Gand son
  • JaneFrances Chizubelum Agujiobi   Grand daughter
  • Benedicta Somtochukwu Agujiobi    Grand daughter
  • Aniella Chidiomimi Agujiobi              Grand daughter
  • Genevieve Ifeoma Agujiobi              Grand daughter
  • Janetrina Sonmachi Agujiobi           Grand daughter
  • Bertilia Chimamanda Eze                Grand daughter
  • Dilichukwu Chimadika Agujiobi       Grand daughter
  • Chief Ignatius Agujiobi                    Brother
  • Chief Edwin Agujiobi                       Brother
  • Mr. Gilbert Ugbordalu                      Brother
  • Mrs. Monica Nwoti                          Sister
  • Mrs. Jacinta Nwagugu                    Sister
  • Mrs. Josephine Odo                       Sister
  • All members of Agujiobi’s family, Nieces and Nephews.

May his soul rest in peace. Amen.


Engr. Jude Ikechukwu Agujiobi

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