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Be Good To Others, Live Exemplary Life, Okowa charges Nigerians

By GRANDNEWS on 09/11/2019

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From left; Deputy Senate President, National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; Delta State Governor,
From left; Deputy Senate President, National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; Delta State Governor,


Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has admonished Nigerians to live exemplary life by doing good to others.

He gave the admonition on Friday at the funeral of late Chief James Edevbie, father of Olorogun David Edevbie, the Chief of Staff to Governor Okowa, in Afiesere, Ughelli.


 Okowa who was impressed with the achievements of the deceased, stated that Nigeria would be a better place when citizens engaged in positive activities.

"We have come to identify with a friend, Olorogun Edevbie, as he bids his father farewell.

"When a man has lived for 93 years, we have to rejoice, bearing in mind that he also lived a good life and we can see that he has been given a befitting rite of passage.

"As a people, we should continue to contribute positively to the development of our society, be committed to creating a better society by engaging in good activities.

"As I wish all of us the grace for old age, we should do our best to impact on the lives of people through good deeds," he said.

Earlier at the funeral service held at All Saints Cathedral,  Anglican Communion,  Ughelli, the Bishop, Rt. Rev. C.O. Odutemu stated that the Church was after winning souls for Christ and not for money-making, adding that everyone would account for his actions on the day of judgment.

"Office or positions will not excuse us from giving account on the last day when we will appear before God; we will all give account for our actions.

"You live in affluence, yet, your next door neighbour cannot feed, you will give account; you should remember your God; the position that you are holding is an opportunity to serve and God will judge us according to our deeds.

"Those that we are condemning may even make heaven when they repent; have the fear of God in all your actions; let us accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour," he said.

Governor of Edo, Mr Godwin Obaseki;  former Governor James Ibori,  Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki; Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu; Delta Deputy Governor, Mr Kingsley Otuaro and renowned banker, Mr Tony Elumelu, were among dignitaries who attended the burial.


Posted 09/11/2019 04:54:28 AM


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