Support to my brother and friend, Chief Timipre Sylva
Today, I was in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state to give support to my brother and friend, Chief Timipre Sylva, the Hon. Minister of Petroleum (state), his family and In-laws as they honoured the Legendary Elder Okon Tommy Udo, father of his beloved wife, Mrs. Alayingi Uduak Sylva.
Testimonies abound of the exceptional and the most principled ways in which Elder Tommy lived his life when he was with us. And that he lived through the years of 1930 – 2019, and clocked 89, before passing is also a greater testimony of how God Almighty compensated him for his good life.
I know that even the glory of age cannot replace the feeling of sorrow that results from the reality that he will never be seen again. His son In-law, Timi, will miss him, his daughter, Alayingi will never forget him, no member of his family will be able to shut down the memory of him and his friends will always remember him. So, the vacuum may never be filled.
However, I sympathize with the family and loved ones, and urge all to fill every space with God’s love which is eternal and unconquerable.
May the soul of our father, Elder Tommy rest in peace and may God bless and keep his family in Jesus name.