Obiano Rejects Donations From Politicians For Mother’s Burial
Anambra governor, Chief Willie Obiano has said that his family would not accept financial contributions from politicians in the state towards the burial of his mother, Late Madam Christiana Obiano who will be buried next week.
The governor in a press release signed by the Commissioner for Information, communication and strategy, Mr Tony Nnacheta and made available to DAILY POST in Awka advised those who intend to make donations to the burial to rather donate such monies to a foundation in honour of the matriarch.
The release also stated that rather than place condolence messages in the media, friends and supporters of the governor were advised to consider donating such money to the Christy Obiano Foundation for the poor, in fulfillment of her last wish.
Late Mrs Christiana Obiano, mother of the Anambra State governor had passed on last month at the age of 90 at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi after a brief illness.
The release stated that she will be buried on 20th July in Aguleri, Anambra East local government area.
Born into the Azodo Manafa family of Eziagulu village in Aguleri, Mrs Christiana Obiano embraced Christianity at a very young age and grew up to become one of the major pillars in her local parish of the Catholic Church.
Mrs Obiano was famous for her generosity and accommodating disposition which earned her several nicknames including names like Mother-of-the-poor.”
She was married to late Philip Onuorah Obiano. The marriage is blessed with four children, namely Willie, Cyril, Queen and Evaristus.
Her husband passed away in November 1978 at the age of 57.
She assumed control of the family which she supported with the proceeds from her business of selling fish at the Ose-Okwuodu Market in Onitsha.