The wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Mrs. Edith Okowa in her usual philanthropic manner, has celebrated her birthday with the inmates of Agbor Prison. The 05 Initiative, a pet programme of her Excellency celebrated her birthday on her behalf, on Friday, June 1, 2018.
The group remarked that the first day in the month of June is a special day in the life of the governor’s wife as it marks the day of her birth. They wished her a happy birthday celebration and God’s blessings.
Speaking at the occasion, Mrs. Blessing Okoh said that the celebrant has great love for the downtrodden in the society and for this reason; she has chosen to celebrate her birthday with the inmates of Agbor Prison and other prisons in the state as well as the needy instead of traveling abroad like other persons to have a colourful birthday party. She thanked God for the life of the First Lady, enjoining the prison inmates to always be happy as God has not forsaken them. She urged them not to lose focus that as future is still bright for them, explaining that Joseph was liberated from prison.
The Deputy Chairman, Ika South Local Government Area, Hon. Mrs. Patience Agborma, expressed joy over the celebration, and gave thanks to God for the life of the celebrant. She urged the inmates to see themselves as being lucky to celebrate with the governor’s wife.
In a chat with journalists, the wife of the Chairman, Ika North East Local Government Area, Mrs. Gift Ebonka, congratulating the celebrant on her birthday, wished her a happy birthday.
In the course of the celebration, the governor’s wife paid to settle the release of one inmate, Izormo Nelson who could not afford to pay his option of fine stipulated by the law court.