..she added significance to my tenure as Military Gov- Husband
The First Lady of Ondo state and Ada Owere 1, Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has condoled with the family of the former First Lady of Borno state, Chief Mrs Salome Zainab Barwa who died last week.
The deceased, (nee Agbaso), hailed from Imo state and was the first wife of the current Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd)OFR and former Military Governor of Borno state.
In her condolence message delivered by the Senior Special Assistant to Ondo state Governor on Media, Rowland Onyekwu, at the funeral ceremony held in Owerri, Imo state, today, Mrs. Akeredolu commended the deceased’s positive impacts in her community and as First Lady in Borno state.
The Ondo First Lady, who is also Imo state by birth, expressed sadness in the demise of Late Chief Salome Marwa, and prayed that God gives the family she left, the fortitude to bear the lost.
Her message to the family reads: “May I reckon that Chief Salome Zainab Marwa lived a good life and made positive impact on your family, community and the state where she served as First Lady”.
The husband of the deceased who was on ground for the burial ceremony, said his late wife was a pillar of support to him throughout his tenure in the military.
He said: “The same vigour she dedicated to raising her children, she also channelled into championing noble courses. As the First Lady of Borno state, she added a significance to my tenure as Military Governor with her various undertakings such as her advocacy for women empowerment, girl child education and campaign against drug abuse.
“She championed Better Life for Rural Women; the pet project of the then First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
Late Chief Salome Marwa, was the Igolo-Oha 1 in Owerri and sister to the former deputy governor of Imo state, Jude Agbaso and an APC Chieftain, Ochoudo Martin Agbaso MFR.
She has been laid to rest, today, in her home town Emekuku Owerri, Imo State.