Mr. Asapokhai Umayo Christopher of Ivhiorewoh quarters, Ogbona, Etsako Centra, Edo State.
He was born to the family of Late Mr. & Mrs. Enekhume Anthony on the 7th day of May 1951 in Kano State, Nigeria. Mr. Christopher Umayo Asapokhai was the 1st of 7children in a monogamous family.
He had his primary education in Kano State and proceeded to St. John’s Grammar School Fugar in Edo State where he sat for his West Africa School Leaving Certificate in the year 1971.
He was a well known sports man playing in their basketball team at the time and representing the then Bendel State at State and National tournaments. The famous Hakeem Olajuwon picked interest in basketball while watching Mr. Christopher Asapokhai and his team train back then in Kano State. Sadly, a knee injury brought his sports career to an abrupt end.
Mr. Christopher Umayo Asapokhai due to his interest in nursing, wrote the nursing entrance exam and gained admission into the then Bendel State School of Nursing Benin in the year 1975 and completed his training in the year 1977 were he emerged as the best Practical nurse of the year.
Mr. Christopher Umayo Asapokhai got employment with the Health Management board, Auchi as a staff nurse in the year 1978. There he got steady promotion until he was transferred to the General Hospital, Obiaruku were he stood out amongst his colleagues. On the the 3rd day of June 1983, he resigned from his job with the State Government after he got employment with the then prestigious Delta Steel Company, Ovwian -Aladja, Delta State. He worked with dedication in the company for 20 years.
In 2003 he joined Chevron Nigeria Limited as a contract nurse and retired at 60yrs in the year 2011.
Even though he was retired, he was not tired following his workaholic nature. Due to his vast wealth of knowledge, he got employed at Lily Hospital, Warri where he worked in various capacities. He was the head of Trainings at Lily Hospital, Warri till his demise.
Uncle Chris as he was fondly called by colleagues and friends was also a registered BLS and ACLS with the American Heart Association.
As a Nurse he was so caring, he was more of a friend to his patients than a nurse. He was a mentor to numerous nurses whom he impacted with his knowledge and experience. He was always putting smiles on their faces. To his Colleagues he was more of a brother and a friend, there was never a dull moment with him.
Mr. Christopher Umayo Asapokhai found the Lord in the 90s and he remained steadfast in the faith, he practiced his faith at home, work place and the community at large. He was a dedicated member of The Masters Place International Church.
Mr Christopher Umayo Asapokhai was happily married to Mary Asapokhai who is also a Nurse by training and they are blessed with four married children and 9 grandchildren to the glory of God.
We celebrate you our dear father, father in law, grand father, brother, uncle, friend and adviser. You have left your foot prints in the sand of time and we salute your exemplary Morals. We give thanks to the almighty God for a life which was well spent. Continue to rest in the bosom of Lord. Goodnight!!