Breaking: President Buhari, Okowa, Olu of Warri, Others Mourn As Julius Rone Loses Father

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Breaking: President Buhari, Okowa, Olu of Warri, Others Mourn As Julius Rone Loses Father

December 27
14:42 2022

Death has dealt a heavy blow to the amiable Gas King, Julius Rone. The sky is no longer a silvery and opalescent delight; it alters between pitch black and brackish as the billionaire oil magnate and his Warri clan bemoan the loss of their patriarch, Chief S.S Rone, the Ogienoyibo,who was the Obazuaye of Warri and longest serving Chief. The deceased passed on at the age of 86.

Indeed, If Julius had his way as he is wont to in the oil and gas sector, he would have bullishly negotiated with death to name its cost, even in dollars or pounds, and spare the life of his father. Sadly, even the wealth of the wealthy ones offers them no shield against death. As it claims the commoner, so does it claim the affluent. The unconquerable grim reaper defied all measures and claimed the life of his dear father.

Yes, In his lifetime, Chief Rone pulsed with a lambent glow that never seemed to peter out. It brightened his world, bathing everyone that came in contact with him, in his halo. His humanity transcended tribe and religion and he never cringed when beneficiaries of his humaneness, morphed into an adoring mob.

Luminous with uncommon charm, he lived to impart love with a common touch. Deceased, Ogienoyibo assumes a larger than life presence in the lives of his loved ones as family, friends, and colleagues converged on his native land, Warri, in Delta State, to bid farewell to the man who raised wonderful children

Since his demise, Julius and his relatives have been inundated with condolence messages from home and abroad.

Not to be left out, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday commiserated with Rone, and the Warri family over the loss of their loved one.

The President’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president appreciated the grace of God on the departed, which saw him serving four monarchs as a high-ranking Chief.

Buhari lauded the late chief for helping to maintain peace, amity and development in Warri and environs.

He commended the life of service lived by the chief to the younger generation, and urged his family and children to ensure that his good works are preserved, and his memories evergreen.

According to the president, Rone, who died on Monday, aged 86, left behind a worthy reputation, which will remain inspiring.

The president wished the departed eternal rest, and comfort for those mourning him.

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