Tributes - Friends /Colleagues
I spoke to Philip on a Saturday. We thanked God for the success of the operation on him. By Monday, he had gone unto glory. His last words to me were “All is well that ends well”. We were very good friends. We matriculated the same day and graduated on the same day at U.I (University of Ibadan). Philip was a man of integrity; a trusted and reliable friend. His word was his bond. A scholar of the very best pedigree. He excelled in Benin History and was honoured for his excellence by the Oba of Benin. Philip loved his family. He did not allow his busy schedule to interfere with his responsibilities as a husband and father. He gave them his best. I give God the glory that he enjoyed a clear demonstration of the love his children have for him before he passed on to glory. Perhaps, the most important thing one can say about Philip is that he was a child of God. The testimony of the children with him on the day he passed, is that he told them not to stop praying. With the home call of Philip, Nigeria has lost a nation builder, an excellent scholar and a profound teacher. I pray the Lord will watch over the family he left behind. Philip, there is every indication that you ended well. Rest in Peace in the bosom of the Lord. Felix Ohiwerei.