Mike Adibe, centre surrounded by his family
Mr. Michael Adibe, one of the foundation members of the Igbo and Nigerian community here in Ottawa and Canada, turned 80 on November 27. To celebrate this milestone, the community held a commemorative mass, followed by a reception at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on St. Laurent Boulevard. In attendance were Mike’s children Martin, Freddie, Franca and Anthonia, their spouses and Mike’s grand-children. The mass was officiated by Rev.Fr. Emeka Onyegubalu.
Mr. Adibe became a resident of Canada in the late 60’s, and has called Ottawa home since then. Mike had earlier worked in the Nigerian federal service as a Statistician before moving to Canada in the late 60s. He joined the Canadian federal public service in 1968, and retired in 1997 as a Principal in the Office of the Auditor General. A Knight of Columbus, Eucharistic Minister and Lay Reader, Mr. Adibe is currently occupied with his service to the church and humanity.