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Engr. Ezekiel Ubanatu Laid To Rest Amidst Eulogies



Sympathizers, family members, friends, and associates made their presence available to bid farewell to the late Engr. Ezekiel Ubanatu, who died on November 27, 2021.

Ubanatu, who died at the age of 74, was laid to rest in his country home, in Amai-Umuekum, Ndokwa West, Delta State.

In his sermon during the funeral service, the officiating pastor, Apostle Paul Toritseju, urged the bereaved family to find comfort in God in the wake of Ubanatu’s death.

The clergy urged family members to uphold the deceased’s legacy, saying the incident served as a lesson for people to draw closer to God.

The burial ceremony was attended by friends, family, and relatives from within and outside the country.

According to Mr. Joseph Ucho, an international safety consultant and a son-in-law to the deceased, Engr. Ezekiel Ubanatu would be greatly missed for his passion for the unity of his family.

According to Mr. Ucho, “I am honoured to have had the privilege to have been able to call the late Engr. Ezekiel Ubanatu “father-in-law.”

“Apart from having the privilege of marrying one of his daughters, I had a special bond with him as he considers me his son, and not just an in-law.

“By this, he accorded me all the respects and privileges on any issue pertaining to his family”, Ucho emphasized.

The officiating Minister

Ezekiel Ubanatu was born on August 2nd, 1947, in Amai-Umuekum. He was his mother’s last child, but after the death of his parents, his late brother raised him.

He joined MCC Calabar in 1964 where he became the head of the heavy-duty equipment unit.

He established U-Zek Engineering in Efurun, Delta State, after years of work in the mechanical business. He specialized in plant generators, payloaders, dredging machines, and other heavy-duty equipment repairs and supplies there.

Ezekiel Ubanatu is survived by wives, Josephine Ubanatu and Anna Ubanatu. He also left behind eleven (11) children and fifteen (15) grandchildren.

See below photos from the funeral event for the late Engr. Ezekiel Ubanatu.

Daughters of the late Engr. Ezekiel Ubanatu at the funeral service: (left to right) Chukwutem Ubanatu, Ndudi Oruma, Ndidi Ubanatu, Noreen Atubi


The sons-in-laws: (Left -Right): Joseph Ucho, Odia Eromonsele and Earnest Akorhe


L – R: Mrs. Ndudi Oruma, Ndidi Ubanatu, Chukwutem Ubanatu, Mrs. Noreen Atubi, Mrs. Ubanatu, Juliet Ubanatu


Mrs. Ese Ubantu, Joseph Ucho, Odia Eremonsele, Mrs. Patience Akorhe


Pall Bearers from Petani Funerals home bearing the casket of the late Ubanatu


Son-in-law to the decease: Mr. Joseph Ucho


(L – R): Joseph Ucho, Mrs. Noreen Atubi, Dominic Oruma, Mrs Ndudi Oruma


Ndidi Ubanatu with the pall bearers


Noreen Atubi (Right)


Mr Francis Ucho, Mrs Francisca Ucho, Mrs Pepertual Sito, Mr. Joseph Ucho


Kelvin Atubi (Right)


(Left to Right): Ndudi Oruma, Joseph Ucho and Ejiro Ucho


Oghale Osioni and Emma Egbabor


A cross section of Guests at the event


Earnest Akorhe and Joseph Ucho


A cross section of Guests at the event


Dominic Oruma with family and friends


Odia Eromonsele and Joseph Ucho


Peter Hills Umukoro of Wazobia FM, Lagos (Left); Mr Jackson Sito


Engr. Cephas Ucho, Joseph Ucho and Mr Jackson Sito


Left – Right: Eloho Akiri, Engr. Charles Iduku, Joseph Ucho, Job Nkeki


Kefe, Larry Ofoni, Pedro Okonofua, Voke Bini-Okoh


Left -Right: Dominic Oruma and Joseph Ucho


Joseph Ucho with family and friends at the thanksgiving service for Engr. Ubanatu



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