Rotimi Amaechi the former governor of Rivers state and Minister of Transportation buried his elder brother, Charles Amaechi, in his home town Ubima, Rivers State.
The minister who spoke during a church service organised for the deceased at the St. Theresa Catholic Church, Ubima said the death left a huge family responsibility on him as it would be difficult to combine both family and official responsibilities.
“He has left us with a huge responsibility that I never imagined would be so soon to confront and a challenge that I lack the capacity to discharge. Chikamkpa, Lemchi, Obinna, Judith and I will find it difficult to come to terms with his death. We can only pray that Dede rests in the bosom of the Lord.” Amaechi said.
”Dede, as he was widely known, was generous to a fault. Dede was a name given to him by me in reverence to his ubiquitous care and fatherly role in our lives.He was everything to everybody and was full of life, he related with both the young and the old and got all his children educated.
”He protected all of us from the vagaries of the Nigerian society.
“He contributed to the payment of my school fees and ensured that we were not fatherless at the death of our father as he assumed the responsibilities of the family.He made my younger siblings complete their education and got them engaged in their different spheres of responsibilities,” Amaechi said.