Our Father, Chief Abugu Pius (A/C) has passed on. A rare gem in the eyes of many and a foundation of many successes.
Born into the family of Late Chief Abugu Eze, Nwa Eze Nwa Asanya of Umu Edoga in Igogoro Community and Late Madam Owaaja Agada Ugwuanyi of Okpo both in Enugu Ezike in the year 1932. His father, Abugu Eze Nwa Asanya died eight days after his birth. Having no father; his mother took him to Okpo, her home town where the journey of his life started. Okpo now became his known home.
In his avowed love for Owaja Agada, Chief Ugwuanyi Agada adopted the Child Pius in every aspect as his biological son and handed him over to his son late Alfred Ugwuanyi alongside Idoko Attama for both business and educational training.
His early academic life and some aspects of his adulthood were sustained by the Ugwuanyi’s family, a reason many address him till date as Pius Owaaja.
He began his early school life at St. Mary’s Primary School, Ogurute (Standard Six) on December, 1957 afterwards he went to the famous St. Theresa’s College, Nsukka. After graduating in flying colours he proceeded to teachers training College Ogu and graduated on the first of January, 1963 with Teachers Grade II Certificate.
His first posting as a teacher formally was in 1963 to St. James Primary School Igogoro, He later obtained an associate certificate of education in the year 1978.
Our late father served in various schools both as a classroom teacher and headmaster in the old Igbo-Eze L.G.A.
The Schools includes but are not limited to St. James Okpo, St. Paul’s Umuopu Central School Igogoro 1, CPS Igogoro 11, St. Luke’s Ekposhi and CPS Ihunoewere.
He retired from teaching in the year 1993 as headmaster special class.
Elected alongside Igwe Omale Nwogbo from the old Nsukka provincial Council as delegates that elected NCNC candidates of the Eastern House of Assembly and the Federal House of Representatives.
He alongside late Barrister Fred Ugwuaku formed the NPP in Igbo Eze North Local Government, covering Igbo Eze North and South in 1975, when Owelle Nnamdi Azikiwe was chosen as their Presidential candidate.
As one of the founders of the Party, he produced late Fabian Azegba and late David Omeke into the houses of assembly and representatives respectively.
He was later made the supervisory councillor of Education in the then Igbo Eze LGA.
He was the brain behind the setting up of community secondary School, Igogoro. His role before and during the creation of three autonomous communities in Igogoro remain a testimony on the lips of Igogoro people. This success was achieved through the instrumentality of Barr Godwin Ogbo who was then the commissioner of chieftaincy.
He was once the secretary of Ezike Oba social club, an elite club in the early 80’s. Late Chief Abugu Pius was the President of the Igogoro Customary Court for a tenure.
With hard work and doggedness, he put in his all into transportation. He first of all purchased two buses made by MORRIES MINO before going into partnership with Mr. Patrick Iyida Agbedo, a partnership that later metamorphosed into Chinedu motors. He went into enterprises in order to find a perfect fit for his personality and to diversify his income.
At the peak of his business, he ran other businesses ranging from piggery to palm oil tree plantation in a commercial scale duly registered with CAC as CHINEDU COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE.
Late Chief Abugu Pius grew up as a catholic and passed on a Catholic.
Our father was a very good family man. He married Mrs. Abugu Rosaline, Mrs Abugu Izabel and also got married to Mrs Abugu Caroline Blessed with (17) seventeen children – ten boys and seven girls of which two are late.
Dear father, you were a husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many before you passed on. Even though we are saddened by losing you, we take solace in the word of God which says “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies” – John 11:25
Comrade Abugu Chinedu Romanus (Customs Licensed Agent)
For The Family