Our dear father, we will always feel the void of your absence but will not forget that your earthly journey began today the 22nd of May in the year 1930. Indeed, today arouses in us a huge sense of gratitude to a statesman and father whose love and care was the biggest source of inspiration to his own children and to others within Rivers State and beyond.
Today is to say thank you Opuda for your love that lifted your son Chief Dumo O. B. Lulu-Briggs and his siblings. Thank you for your patience that kept him and for your care that sustained him and made him a blessing to us as you were.
You are no longer with us but we are filled with the hope that you have a place in heaven because you were a good man.
You lived well and departed this world on Friday, 28 of December, 2018. The great Opuda, on that day of your transition, Rivers State lost a sage; a Rare Gem and a great Iroko that spread beyond boundaries and shielded many with love and hope.
We will continue to miss you Opuda.
Happy birthday in heaven!