Elder Statesman, Community leader and highly respected father of many, Chief Matthew Ukanwoke Ajaero, has passed on to glory and will be interred on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in his Compound in Umucheoma, Umuasonye, Umuariam, Obowo, in Imo State, Nigeria.
Chief Ajaero, a father, grandfather, brother and uncle, transitioned to glory on October 9, 2022, aged 97, according to a notice by Okey Ajaero, for the family.
The Funeral Rites will begin tomorrow, Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 10am with the Ochiriozuo Charity Day, Obowo.
There will be a Night of Tributes and Service of Songs for the departed great man on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 5pm at Ajaero’s Compound in Umuariam Obowo, and on Saturday, June 3, 2023, a Funeral Service will be held in his honour at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sam Mbakwe Road, Umuariam Obowo, Imo State before interment in his Compound.
On Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 9am, an Outing Service will hold to thank God for the exemplary and glorious life and times of the trail-blazing gentleman, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sam Mbakwe Road, Umuariam Obowo, Imo State.
Chief Ajaero, was a true legend, who positively impacted a generation of men and women and whose home as well as business office in Umuahia, Abia State, for many decades, were like Embassies, safe havens, for all who passed through Umuahia.
He is, thus, being mourned across the world by, not only his biological children, numerous relatives, friends and associates, but all those that he positively touched and lifted. One mourner, in the United States of America (USA) said, sadly, that “a huge Iroko tree has fallen, a big tree that gave shade to many wayfarers, but all praise to God for the life of great impact that he lived.”