by Suoyo Ekubo
The President General of Ijaw Women Connect (IWC) Worldwide, a socio-cultural group, Comrade Rosemary Aken Oduone successfully performed the burial rites of her beloved father HRH. Late. Sir. Major. Graham Pele-Ebimo Naingba (retired). JP. Oboro V11 Amananaowei of Amassoma Kingdom Bayelsa state who was interred on the 7th January 2023.
Comrade Rosemary Aken Oduone is a very passionate Ijaw Woman, who loves giving her all for services. A Female Environmental Rights Activist from the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. She is a retired Military police officer/investigator after 11 years of meritorious service in the Nigerian Army.
She also participated in United Nation Mission in the Liberia (UNMIL) which was a peacekeeping operation established in September 2003 to monitor a ceasefire agreement in Liberia following the resignation of President Charles Taylor and the conclusion of the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003).
Comrade Rosemary Aken Oduone was a member Of NIBATT 4. and was engaged in the Disarmament Process Of the Liberian Rebellious Force.
Late. King Graham Pele-Ebimo Naingba passed away on the 2nd August 2022 after a brief illness at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Queen. Mrs. Felicia Ebikebina Graham Naingba, six children, many grand children and other relatives.
The family of the deceased received friends and well wishers who graced the occasion to commiserate with the bereaved family.
In attendance of the occasion includes, His Excellency. Chief Werinipre Seibarugu. Former Acting Governor Bayelsa State, Prof. Benjamin Okaba. President Ijaw National Congress (INC), Rt. Hon. Julius Gbabojor Pondi. Member Federal House Of Representative Burutu Federal Constituency, Amb. Shedrack Agediga Executive Director Planning Research & Statistics DESOPADEC, Chief Dr. Johnson Alalibo. REC. Rivers State, High Priest Werinipre Degifa. Supreme Egbesu Leader and IYC Chieftain, HRH G Akedesuo. Acting Amananaowei Of Amassoma, Dame. Chief. Barr. Julie Okah-Donli. Former DG NAPTIP and her guests, Barr. Oweilaemi Rowland Peretubo. Immediate Past President IYC, Pioneer Vice President IWC-Worldwide. Comrade. Mrs. Eugenia Opamini Obongha, Members of Ijaw Women Connect Worldwide, and other council members, Chiefs From Otuan sister community in Ogboin Clan, and others dignitaries.