The remains of Patricia, wife of elder statesman Chief Tony Anenih, who died on Easter Monday in a London hospital, have been interred at the family’s country home Uromi, Esan North East local government area of Edo State.
Patricia’s interment was witnessed by friends, family members and Dignitaries including former President Goodluck Jonathan; former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole; business tycoon, Aliko Dangote; former Governor of Delta State Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan; former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori; Governor of Gombe State Dr. Idris Dakwambo; Senator Barnabas Germade; Senator A. Mahdi; Senator Matthew Urhoghide; Senator Clifford Ordia; Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion; former Minister for External Affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi; Hon Omosede Igbinedion and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu..
Before her interment, a requiem mass held at the St Anthony Catholic Church, Uromi.
In his homily, officiating Priest, Reverend Father Gabriel Dúnia, Bishop of Auchi Diocese, urged the congregation to be bothered about how the world celebrate them when they die.
In his tribute, Anenih said: “My treasure is gone.”
Chief Anenih said the peace of mind his late wife gave to him proved indispensable for the successes of all his undertakings.
According to him: “She remained an understanding wife, who steered the course of my life along the path of resounding success.
“As a police officer, I benefited from her wise counsel, which I so often needed.
“As a businessman, she brought in for my benefit that sober and restraining voice that leads to appropriate reassessment of means and methods as well as priorities which is indispensable for success.
“As a politician, I needed someone to cater and Patricia catered for all my associates and friends cheerfully and willingly without any sign of weariness, displeasure or frustration.”