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Okowa Charges Christians  On Community Development

Posted: Apr 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

 Dr. lfeanyi Okowa, Delta State governor,  has admonished Christians to  positively impact the lives of people in their communities  so as to enjoy eternal happiness with God.

Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of Late Ezinne Nwakaego Onyekwena in Akwukwu-lgbo, Oshimili North Local Government Area on Thursday, Governor Okowa said that burial ceremonies was an opportunity for Christians to retrospect on their lives on earth and positively impact the lives of the people  stating that “We will only be remembered for the things we did to impact on our communities and not on our material acquisitions”.

 While consoling the family of the bereaved, Governor Okowa said, “I know you have had a very big loss, it is very painful, l know that Mama lived a good life and will be with God in heaven, we should be celebrating her exit because she has played her role on earth and touched so many lives positively.”

“I pray that God will order your steps and guide you as you go through the burial ceremony of your mother. I pray that we all grow old like Mama and contribute our quota to developing our communities  before God calls us home to himself”, he added.

In a brief response, Sir Emmanuel Onyekwena, first Son of the deceased, thanked the governor and his entourage for the visit stating that “This is an honour and privilege done to this family because the governor is a humble person and identifies with those he comes in contact with”

He assured the governor that his family would continue to support his administration with prayers because that was the legacy their late mother left for them.   

Late Ezinne Nwakaego Onyekwena was blessed with five children, eighteen grand children and seven great- grand children, she died at the age of 83 years