ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Obiyo Nwaiwu, 54 years old, born on May 21, 1966, and passed away on April 9, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Adedunni Olusanya on May 3, 2021
Dear Dr Nwaiwu, It was shocking to hear of your transition. It is still like a dream! I saw you a day before you passed on, you were full of life. Thanks for the support you gave me during the short period of knowing you. Thanks for being a big brother and a friend. You were a kind hearted man. We miss you. You will forever be in our hearts, dear brother. We know you are in a better place. Continue to rest on in peace dear Dr Obiyo Nwaiwu.
May God comfort and keep the family you left behind.
Posted by Omowunmi Amao on May 3, 2021
Dear Dr. Obiyo,

It was a great privilege knowing you. We were family not just friends. You meant so much to us. You had the purest of heart. You loved and gave genuinely. There was never a dull moment with you. You were so supportive in pursuit of my academic career.

Here is to celebrate your life and say thank you for all you were to me and my family. Thank you for your words of encouragement and for always putting a smile on my face.

Farewell Dr. Obiyo. You will forever live in our hearts.
Posted by Amaka Onyemelukwe on April 30, 2021
My heart is heavy and saddened by the news of your demise, my good friend. Death is indeed wicked. We had big dreams and aspirations. I wondered why i hadn't picked up the phone to call to hear your jokes and mischievous stories. You know how to create smiles even in the darkest moments.

Now the thought that i will never see you in this life leaves me shattered. Where do i begin to share the wonderful memories and impact you created. I take solace that you lived selflessly and saved lives.

I wish i connected more often. I am sorry i never visited the clinic as much as i should have. You fought the good fight, you left your legacy and now its time to transit to eternal glory. Go in peace my dearest Dr.Obiyo.

It is well. May God console and be with the family you left behind. Jee Nke Oma Ezigbo Mmadu.
Posted by Chikodi Anigbogu on April 30, 2021
Dr Nwaiwu, friendly and lively personality. Warm and active. It is with shock that we received the sad news. The Lord knows better. We take solace in the positive impact of your life. May your soul rest in the Lord's peace. Amen.
Posted by Ayo Amao on April 29, 2021
Dear Dr. Obiyo,

The news of your demise was a shock to me. The good Lord will comfort the family, colleagues and friends you have left behind. You will be sorely missed. Rest in Power Boss
Posted by Gabriel Oludare on April 28, 2021
A very kind, friendly and easy going fellow. You made a very good impression of yourself to all. You took things easy and you proved yourself over and again in your career. Adieu Dr. Obiyo Nwaiwu. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Ogechi Abazie on April 27, 2021
You always call me my sister. This is very sad. May your gentle soul rest in peace.
from Nursing Science Department CMUL
Posted by rachel hinder on April 26, 2021
Dear Obiyo
We had the chance to work together a long time ago, and I can only remember about your smile, your kindness! A true ray of sunshine brought to Earth... so sad you left us too early!
Rest In Peace, you will be missed!
Rachel
Posted by Hansruedi Keller on April 25, 2021
Dear Obiyo: thank you for being a wonderful person and great professional. I will always remember you. Silent regards, Hans
Posted by Nadia Elmasry on April 25, 2021
Dearest Obiyo, it is so hard to imagine your passing so young, so full of hope for the future. To me you will always be a gentle giant, a true gentleman whose warmth, humour and kindness left such a wonderful impression on me and all those who had the privilege of meeting you. I am honoured to have been your colleague for many years, always learning from your vast experience and knowledge since the time I first joined the Novartis Malaria Initiatives and during our years as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa team. I offer my sincerest condolences to your family at this very difficult time. Rest in Peace my friend, your memory will be held dear by me and many others around the globe.
Posted by Benita Shodunke on April 23, 2021
Hmmm..words fail me. Still shocked. The news of your passing hurts Doc. I remember all our conversations, our jokes and I shake my head. What a world! Doc, you have ran your race and you did well. You were a very good man! May God grant you eternal rest in his blossom and may he watch over the family you left behind.
Posted by Fidelia Ibeh on April 23, 2021
It is indeed sad to lose such a rare Gem. Dr. Obiyo was a good man. The glass was always half-full; he had a way of seeing the bright side of challenging situations.

He will be missed!

May God strengthen his family as they go through this challenging time.
Posted by Olukayode Obagbemi on April 23, 2021
TO A GOOD MAN

I am writing this mail with so much pain in my heart. I will never forget how your words encouragement helped me in the early days of my career, when I wanted to quit working in a multinational environment.
Your intelligence, dedication and sense of humor is second to none. One of my key learnings from you was how to make light of situations, especially challenging situations. You are a good man with a good heart. In the midst of my mourning and pain, I take solace in the fact that you have gone to rest in the bosom of your Lord. In this fallen world, we know God always bring about His good purposes even from the most challenging and painful situations of Life.
Till we meet to part no more, Rest on Dr Obiyo
Posted by Anne Marrast on April 22, 2021
Dear Obiyo, it has been a great honor having the chance to get to know you , learn from you and work with you to help fighting malaria - I will always remember our cruise on lake Luzern on a beautiful spring end of day - a very special moment ! keep smiling for us and with us - rest in peace
Posted by Monica Agu on April 21, 2021
What a loss at such an age! It’s hard to believe that Dr. Obiyo is gone. Such a jolly good fellow! May God grant him eternal rest and to the family fortitude to bear the loss. Rest in perfect peace Dr. Obiyo!
Posted by Innocent Ikpah on April 21, 2021
The news of your demise came as a shock to me today. you have being a teacher and your great sense of humour and friendliness is something I can not forget in a hurry. You have impacted many lives and I believe you still live on. Rest in peace Dr Obiyo till with meet again.
Posted by Stefaan Vandewalle on April 21, 2021
Yes dear vera.
We live a sad moment now that this man has suddenly passed away.
I say thank you Obiyo for all what you did for your colleugues.
A warm great human being has left us far too early.
Stevie
Posted by Kenneth Okoye on April 21, 2021
Obiyo was indeed a wonderful friend and very passionate about his Job
He will surely be missed. We talked frequently but little did i know he was moving on. What a Life. My brother Adieu.
Ken Okoye
Posted by Ken Agbim on April 21, 2021
I received the news of Dr Obiyo's passage to glory with shock and deep regret . I didnt get to speak to him after inquiring about him few weeks back.
I wish I hard called him.
Obiyo was a jolly good fellow who made my few tortures month in Norvatis Pharm. bearable with his reassurances and calming words .
His is very slow to anger and always smiling
He will be dearly missed
Posted by Vera Nwanze on April 21, 2021
Dear OBIYO,

It has been difficult for me to comprehend the fact that you are gone from this earth with the news of your death.
I have been battling to swallow this very bitter pill for days now. I feel confused at times and just uncontrollably weeping.

OBIYO, we met by chance at work but later developed a strong relationship as colleagues on same level and even when I was elevated to be your boss, you gave me an unquestionable support and loyalty. After you left Novartis, you still maintained the friendship. It was thus a great shock for me to hear of your demise barely 5 days after we spoke and you promised to come pay me a visit .

Dear Obiyo, you had such a loving heart, ever jovial and supportive. A great friend , brother , father and husband . May the angels of God receive your soul and grant you eternal rest in Jesus name. 

Adieu, my brother and friend. Rest In Peace.

Vera Nwanze

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Posted by Adedunni Olusanya on May 3, 2021
Dear Dr Nwaiwu, It was shocking to hear of your transition. It is still like a dream! I saw you a day before you passed on, you were full of life. Thanks for the support you gave me during the short period of knowing you. Thanks for being a big brother and a friend. You were a kind hearted man. We miss you. You will forever be in our hearts, dear brother. We know you are in a better place. Continue to rest on in peace dear Dr Obiyo Nwaiwu.
May God comfort and keep the family you left behind.
Posted by Omowunmi Amao on May 3, 2021
Dear Dr. Obiyo,

It was a great privilege knowing you. We were family not just friends. You meant so much to us. You had the purest of heart. You loved and gave genuinely. There was never a dull moment with you. You were so supportive in pursuit of my academic career.

Here is to celebrate your life and say thank you for all you were to me and my family. Thank you for your words of encouragement and for always putting a smile on my face.

Farewell Dr. Obiyo. You will forever live in our hearts.
Posted by Amaka Onyemelukwe on April 30, 2021
My heart is heavy and saddened by the news of your demise, my good friend. Death is indeed wicked. We had big dreams and aspirations. I wondered why i hadn't picked up the phone to call to hear your jokes and mischievous stories. You know how to create smiles even in the darkest moments.

Now the thought that i will never see you in this life leaves me shattered. Where do i begin to share the wonderful memories and impact you created. I take solace that you lived selflessly and saved lives.

I wish i connected more often. I am sorry i never visited the clinic as much as i should have. You fought the good fight, you left your legacy and now its time to transit to eternal glory. Go in peace my dearest Dr.Obiyo.

It is well. May God console and be with the family you left behind. Jee Nke Oma Ezigbo Mmadu.
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Goodbye My Friend

Shared by Kenneth Okoye on April 21, 2021
So difficult to write this about you. I had a great fun filled time working with you. Difficult to stop thinking about your sense of humour and brilliance
You are a dependable friend and always ready to profer solutions 
I remember those times we shared together at Malaria initiative with Dr Nathan of Kenya
Your tireless efforts on Coartem clinical trials all around Africa is worthy of Mention
May your soul rest in perfect peace
Ken Okoye