Chief Dr. Edwin Kaliku, the Egbe of Agbor Kingdom was joined by friends, family members and associate on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 to celebrate his 75th birthday.
The celebration which began with a celebration mass at St. Patricks Catholic Church, Ime-Obi was graced by prominent dignitaries from within and outside Agbor Kingdom, such as: the Dein of Agbor Kingdom, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchukwu Keagborekuzi I, Hon. Victor Nwokolo who was represented by his aid, Mr. Okwuwe Okocha, Hon. Festus Okoh, Hon. Victor Okoh, Prince L.F.O Obika, Prince Adams Gbenoba, Chief Major Efam (Rtd), Chief. Elder John Ehikwe, Mr. Dan. Usifoh, Mr. Steve Mekiriuwa Ashien, Publisher Ika Weekly Newspaper, Hon Fred Ofume, immediate past chairman, Ika South L.G.A, his family; the Akinkugbe family members and many others.
Speaking at his residence where guests were treated to sumptuous meals and pleasant dance steps by Onu Ika Dance troop, Chief Kaliku expressed gratefulness to God who he said has seen him through these75 years of his life. He stated that he is amazed at attaining his new age, saying that it is no mean feat, hence the reason behind his celebration with close family and friends.
Extolling the celebrants, Mrs. Olayemi Akinkugbe, a family member who came all the way from Lagos wished him the very best even as she prayed for more grace and strength upon him.
In the same vein, Chief Major Efam JP, (Rtd) a cousin to the celebrant, described him as a humble and diligent man, wishing him long life and prosperity.
Prince Adams Gbenoba, the oldest member of Umudein who celebrated his 80th birthday two weeks ago, stated that his wish for the celebrant is to surpass his 80 years and so many more years. Also Speaking, Mr. Dan. Usifoh, a cousin to Chief Kaliku described him as a philanthropist who has over 22 non relatives under his care. Chief Elder John Ehikwe, Mrs. Tessy Onwuka, Principal, School of Nursing, Agbor, and others who spoke, described him as a father, and prayed for more years ahead.
In the same vein, Mrs. Patience Kaliku, wife of Chief Edwin Kaliku who was unavoidably absent at the celebration described him as a caring husband and father who has made a positive impact on those around him. She wished him God’s blessing and good health to celebrant many more years ahead.