(Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo (2nd right) consoling the family of HRH. Alabo (Dr.) Ombo Clinton Odibo Tom Big Harry, Odibo VI, Omubo VIII, during the funeral service at St. John’s Parish, Obuama in Degema LGA.
With her are his first wife, Deaconess Ime Ombo Harry (3rdl left), Mrs Abiliba Ombo Harry, second wlfe, (left) and others on August 28, 2021.
Rivers State deputy governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has described the late Alabo (Dr) Ombo Clinton Odibo Tom Big Harry as a very patriotic Nigerian and an illustrious son of Rivers State who contributed much to the development of Nigeria and Obuama, his hometown.
Dr. Banigo made this assertion during the funeral service if the deceased at the African Church, St. John’s Parish Obuama on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
According to the deputy governor, when Alabo (Dr) O.C Tom Big Harry was in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, he ensured there was a good representation of Rivers people in various positions where he could have influence and that the local content was observed to the best of his ability.
Dr Banigo said Big Harry was a devout Christian who was an epitome of humility, honesty and diligence in the things of God.
The deputy governor, who urged Christians to intensify their faith and commitment in the work of God said at this time and season, the people of God must be watchful and prayerful, adding that with what is happening around the nation Christianity seems to be endangered.
“This is a time for the Christian Church in Nigeria to come together and unite, no matter the denomination. The Lord will continue to build His Church in this nation and no gates of hell wherever they shall come from, external or internal shall prevail”.