It was celebration galore on Sunday 4th November 2018 as the former Provost, College of Education, Agbor, Dr. Emmanuel U. Tibi celebrated his retirement from active service as well as his 65th birthday anniversary.
The celebration which began with a Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Agbor, had in attendance the Executive Governor of Delta and his wife, Dr & Dame Okowa, Political bigwigs in Ika South Like the Honourable Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Barr. Chiedu Ebie, Delta State House of Assembly Member, Hon. Festus Okoh, Sir Tony Obuh, Hon. Barr. Victor Okoh, Ika South Chairman, the Provost College of Education Agbor, Dr. Joseph Ukadike, Dr. Adeyemi Oladokun, District Governor, Rotary Club International, management and staff of Colleges of Education, other academic gurus, family and friends.
Celebrating the Mass, Ven. Rev Fr. Pius Iwagu appreciated the family of Dr. Tibi for their donation to the church, congratulating the celebrant on his double achievement of retirement and attaining 65.
Expressing his appreciation to God for the journey so far, Dr. Emmanuel Tibi stated that his strength is derived from his family and friends. He expressed profound gratitude to the Governor, his wife Dame Edith Okowa and all who came in their numbers to celebrate him. The celebrant, who doubles as the Ojenebo of Agbor Kingdom, and the President, Rotary Club of Agbor, said he is thankful to God for his guidance through it all. He appreciated God for his family and friends whom he said have been a part of his journey through life.
Dr. Emmanuel Tibi noted that his strength is derived from the friendships he has cultivated overtime, noting that he is amazed at the calibre of people who left their busy schedules to felicitate with him, particularly Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. He maintained that he is grateful to God on his retirement and clocking 65.
At the reception which held at Colleges of Education Agbor open field, guests, friends, colleagues, club members, well wishers and those who described themselves as ‘Ojenebo boys’ flocked in their large numbers to celebrate with the man who was described as a jolly good fellow, a mentor, friend, father and brother to all.
Other guests and dignitaries present at the event are; Hon. Moses Iduh, Delta North PDP Chairman, Hon. Sunny Ogwu, Barr. Frank Nwugo, Rev. Nwabafo, Provosts of Colleges of Education, College Community, Edebvie’s Family, Rotary Club of Agbor, Professors, NASU Executives, WICE Executives, former Provosts of College of Education, Agbor, Hotel Proprietors, Oghanihum Agbor, Ezinna’s, College management team, members and governing council of College of Education, Agbor, Barr. Raymond Isitor, Mr and Mrs. Ashien, Hon. Chief Nwaebo, Chief Elder John Ehikwe, Lady Florence Omumu, Mrs. Tessy Onwuka, Prime league and a host of other dignitaries. The large crowd were thrilled by melodious tunes from Joe Morgan (Eze Egwu), Onu Ika Cultural dance troop and DJ Milky Bob.