Posted by News Express | 3 December 2013 | 2,900 times
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged women in the state to act as a catalyst for the development of their communities.
He gave the advice at the weekend in Mosogar in Ethiope West Local Government Area when he paid a condolence visit to his Senior Political Adviser, Chief Ighoyota Amori, on the demise of his mother, Madam Obireyibo Amori.
Uduaghan called on women to imbibe the virtues of hard work and discipline and mobilise their fellow women for the development of their communities.
He explained that women should not deviate from their responsibility of being role models to their children because “children look up to their mothers in all they do. They should therefore live by example so that their children can emulate their good qualities and become responsible citizens of the state and nation. This will guarantee brighter future for the state and nation.”
The governor paid tribute to late Madam Obireyibo Amori describing her as “a great mother and leader of the women folk in her community.”
Recalling his early life in Mosogar, Dr. Uduaghan said the deceased championed the cause of women in the community stating that he imbibed the virtues of hard work and discipline from her.
The governor was received at the country home of Chief Amori by the State Deputy Governor, Professor Amos Utuama, legislators, traditional rulers and members of the Urhobo Political Forum headed by Chief Amori.
In a brief remark, Chief Igoyota Amori thanked the Governor for the condolence visit, saying that his family was encouraged by it. “I am highly honoured by this visit and the Amori family thank you for identifying with us in our period of grief, we are encouraged by this visit and promise that we will always support you,” he stated.
In a related development, Governor Uduaghan and the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, were among dignitaries who at the weekend paid tributes to a popular Evangelist, Elder Irene Uraih-Dieah, in Otakeme, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
In a sermon at the funeral service, Apostle Numbere of the Greater Evangelical World Crusade, commended the deceased for her commitment to the development her state, Bayelsa and for building a branch of the church in her community.
Other dignitaries at the service who paid tributes to the deceased including the Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyiesom Wike, Governors Seriake Dickson, Liyel Imoke and Obong Godswill Akpabio of Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa lbom states respectively. Also in attendance were various clerics led by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who described the deceased as a great mobiliser of women for development and preaching of the gospel in the community.
•Photo shows Governor Uduaghan (middle), his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), (left) during a condolence visit by the Governor to Chief Ighoyota Amori (right), over the death of his mother . . . at Mosoga in Ethiop West LG, at the weekend.
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