Sheriff Eboh-Zadok, a former aide to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, has been laid to rest in his hometown, Umuobasi-Isuochi in Umuneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Eboh-Zadok, who died on July 7 after a brief illness, was buried amid tears and heartbreaking tributes from family members, friends and political associates who showered encomiums and praises on the deceased.
Late Eboh-Zadok’s remains were accompanied by student leaders and comrades of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, from Alice Ewubare Morgue, Awka Anambra State, down to his hometown in Abia, on Wednesday morning.
Mr Eboh-Zadok who was described by relatives as “a good man with a good heart, and a pacesetter who gave generously to the poor and needy.”
Politicians of note, youth leaders and renowned activists from all walks of life graced the funeral service, including the representatives of the governors of Abia and Anambra states.
Mr Obiano was represented by Chinedu Obidigwe, a member representing Anambra East and West at the National Assembly.
While Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was represented by Emeka Ikpegbu, the Commissioner, Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ASOPADEC.
The global President of NANS, Danielson Akpan, was also in attendance with a number of members of the national executive council of the organization to bid farewell to the deceased comrade.
Media entrepreneur and publisher of Median Spy Newspaper, Sunny Ibeh Jnr, who was also in attendance at the funeral service, described the late aide as a personal benefactor, role model and a political inspiration.
Chibuzor Udom, Special Assistant to the Abia State Governor on students matters; Adeyemi Azeez, Special Assistant to the Ogun State Governor on youth and students’ matters; Chidi Ilogebe, Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu State on Students matters; Anselm Nebife, the national youth leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, and other innumerable political dignitaries also graced the funeral.
As a prelude to the funeral, Candle Light Processions were held on Tuesday evening across the 36 states of the federation by comrades and student leaders of NANS in his honour.
Mr Eboh-Zadok is survived by his wife, Treasure Ekpereamaka Eboh, his mother and members of his immediate family.