(On 2019) (just to save this here) “Death is inevitable, irrevocable and irreversible”
Dr Igwe Lazarus Agbowo is the first graduate in Owo Kingdom; A parthfinder who became first to travel abroad (USA) by the mentorship of his god-father Bishop Eneje. He is a great protagonist and a wonderful Uncle like no other who took over after the death of my father; Late Mr Vincent Mba (Chiko). I wish I will be home today for your funeral late but circumstances won’t let me.
I once knew a humble leader, kind, with champion’s mindset and I found that empty place in my heart I couldn’t find and discover that death has rubbed me a hero. “Are you Mr”, or “Mrs Death?” Do you think you can break my heart? “Nevertheless, I am more than courageous in the anointing. Knowing fully well that my Uncle is not dead but transformed to glory. How? Revelation 14:13 says; Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord, for their good works follows them… So, God has given him kingdom to rule.
Summing up my Uncle’s life, I keep coming back to one thought. Never will you meet a man who more faithfully lived his values. Dr Igwe Lazarus Agbowo had a quiet dignity, respecting himself the way he respected others. He was a teacher of all things. His method was simple. He taught by example.
He was strong in body, in spirit, and in commitment. Proudly peace maker and a man who thought me how to pray while driving
He never let another man down. He fulfilled every obligation he ever undertook. His word was his bond, and everyone knew it. I never heard him utter a lie, nor intentionally deceive.
He was self-made and self-reliant. From his education to his career, from his skill with every kind of tool that could fashion wood or metal, brick or cement, He engaged with the world as a man who would be its master.
He never made an enemy. Not one. While he most surely came across a few people he couldn’t countenance, he solved the problem by simply avoiding them. He always insisted that violence never solved any problem. He never once hit another man in anger.
He was loyal. His faithfulness to the important people in his life could be seen in the way he steadfastly maintained ties with his childhood friends.
He was never stingy. Though he was a man of the Depression who understood the value of money and the importance of making use of it wisely, the generosity he expressed with his money matched his generosity of spirit.
He was responsible to the very end. He loved a good joke, including every imaginable kind of ethnic joke. Yet his humor was never mean spirited, nor designed to hurt or humiliate. I never once heard him utter a racial slur, nor did he ever treat anyone of any station with anything other than respect and kindness.
He is a good motivator without compromise. Naysayers sees him as nuisance, but those with champions mindset apply his word and succeed. His word of advise and motivation in life created the perfect balance, that today seems like a lost American dream.
Uncle, you were and will always be an inspiration to myself, the entire family and anyone who worked with you. … Your Deathcame as a shock to us and as you sit in the arms of the Lord, your family, friends and colleagues mourn your death. It’s all right as each of us have the Lord beside us as we say our farewells.
Since God decided it was your time. Everyone felt pain that it happens when we need you most. We will cherish every single moment we spent with you. I guess this is our final goodbye since we never got the chance to do so. Rest in peace and in paradise Uncle. We will definitely miss you.
Kingsley Uchechukwu Vincent.
A Motivational Speaker