Most Rev. Dr. Alexious Obabu Makozi is Dead , Catholic Bishop Diocese of Lokoja
“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith”. (Heb. 13:7).
Most Rev. Dr. Alexious Obabu Makozi
You were that Bishop who was approachable, soft spoken, a complete gentleman and orator. You took over the mantle of shepherding the diocese of Lokoja from our first bishop Auguste Delisle. It was your responsibility to take the Church of Lokoja to enviable heights in terms of pastoral, physical development and otherwise. These you discharged to the best of your abilities.
Where would the name of Lokoja diocese been in the annals of Nigeria were it not your foresight to train great Churchmen after you despite the meagre resources of the diocese. They are here scattered all over Nigeria serving the people and the nation in different capacities. You were one who believed in human development.
You admitted me into the Major Seminary even though you were not too sure I was going o resume since I was also considering to become a medical doctor. I remember you took time in your office in Lokoja back in September 1989 to explain why I should consider not combining both. I saw reasons and went to resume my training in Ekpoma. You came again to save me from the forces who would have truncated my call even in Ekpoma. I remember, not just once my late Bishop Ajomo, telling me how you always asked after me. You too special concern in my vocation and were so happy I was ordained. I was able to attend your 80th birthday in PH some years ago but I knew the end was drawing near. Your body had changed but your smile was still constant.
Suffice today to wish you soul eternal reward. May the merciful redeemer forgive your human shortcomings. Rest in peace OUR PATRIARCH.?#?ANYARIONINIANIREGWUINICHRISTI?. The souls of the righteous remains in the hands of God.