Death is the final end and we shall all face it one way or the other, we all pray to live long but only God knows who would live long and who would not. The fact is that is really not how long one lives but how well – my late kid sister would have been 30 years on the 26th of August, 2014 but that was not to be because she is no more.
I woke up to the news that Dimgba Igwe a rather popular and unassuming journalist is dead and according to the story published in the Punch he was killed by a hit and run driver.
We understand that the incident happened in Okota where he resided, I happen to know that area quite well and so the first question that came to my head when I heard the news was, how possible is this because Okota is known for its bad roads, however, there is a possibility that this may have occurred around the portion of Ago-palace way that was recently reconstructed. Drivers are usually on top speed after spending hours at the other end that is completely impassable.
Some of the comments that followed the story suggests that his death may have political connections, well one cannot really say exactly what happened but the fact remains that Dimgba Igwe is painfully no more. Of course, the hit and ran driver will certainly not have peace until he owns up and say what truly happened. In all honesty, I sometimes do not blame hit and run drivers because the truth is that irrespective of whose fault it is, the driver of the car will likely face instant jungle justice from hoodlums – I have seen this happen and it was not pleasant.
My heartfelt sympathy goes to his family because it is always a painful experience to loose a loved one. One of the things I loved most about him is that fact that he believed so much in partnership. Mike Awoyinfa and Dimgba Igwe have proven that partnerships can indeed work, which is a great lesson for the younger generation.
In most of their business ventures or professions that were public knowledge, Dimgba was usually deputy while Mike was the boss as it were and yet they flourished, working together year after year, they did so many things together too many to mention. One conclusion from this is that humility was likely one of Dimgba’s virtues. He will be truly missed!
As painful as it sounds, life goes on but for those of us alive do remember that it could have been anyone and yes it can happen to anyone of us so we must always be ready and live everyday like it’s the last. Let us learn to make the most of our days on earth. Live a life that please the Lord. Make out time for your family. Volunteer your time in helping others. Prepare to meet the Saviour and understand that He will judge all our works while on earth.
Remember when you are no more, it’s the legacy that you leave while on earth that will speak for you.
What more can I say? Rest in Peace sir!