The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, at the weekend described foremost banker and politician, late High Chief Felix Pere Kalama as a man who lived an impactful life worthy of emulation.
The governor, who eulogised the deceased during the funeral service at Agbere in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, said the large number of people that came to pay their last respect to him was proof of his impact on those he worked with.
Diri admonished the gathering that the only legacy anyone can bequeath are the good deeds during their lifetime.
His words: “The only way we can write our testimonial and be remembered is to leave good legacies. We are encouraged that Pere Kalama led a good life worthy of emulation”.
Governor Diri, who said the deceased left at a time the state needed to tap from his wealth of experience in politics, prayed that God would grant the family and the community the fortitude to bear the loss.
Earlier in his exhortation, Pastor of the Refined People’s Assembly, Ken Bitere, reminded the people of the inevitability of death and the need to positively impact on society and leave a good legacy.
Pastor Bitere urged the people to embrace Jesus Christ and positively touch the lives of others.
High Chief Pere Kalama, who died on April 21, 2021, was born on July 21, 1951 to parents from Agbere and Asamabiri communties in Sagbama Local Government Area.
He had his early education at Agbere and Asamabiri and later Ghana and London.
He was a banker, who served in various capacities and was later appointed as Executive Director of the Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue.