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DEIN OF AGBOR KINGDOM CELEBRATES 47TH BIRTHDAY WITH HOLY MASS

Jul 5, 2024

DEIN OF AGBOR KINGDOM CELEBRATES 47TH BIRTHDAY WITH HOLY MASS

By Patrick Gbuchanye

The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (H.R.M) Dr. Benjamin Keagborekuzi Ikenchuku celebrated his 47th birthday anniversary with a Holy mass. It was conducted by the priests of Agbor Region led by the Vicar, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Barr. Stephen Dumebi Chukwuma. The colourful ceremony took place at the Palace of the Dein on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Speaking during homily, the Parish of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Boji-Boji Owa, Rev. Fr. Kingsley Idehen poured encomiums on the Dein who said the birthday of the monarch was a unique one because it coincided with the feast of two great men in the scripture, St. Paul and St. Peter.

According to him, “The gospel reading of today, Mathew 16 Vs 13-19 reveals how St. Peter became the foundation of the church. Indeed, today is memorable in the Catholic Church, a significance that even heaven also rejoices with our monarch, the Dein of Agbor Kingdom on this special day of his birth.

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“The Dein, celebrating with the sacrifice of Holy Mass is the highest gift to continue to stand tall among his equals amidst the overflow of God’s blessing in Agbor Kingdom as a whole”.

Briefly felicitating with the revered Agbor monarch, Rev. Fr. Augustine Abude, the Parish Priest of Joseph Catholic Church, Agbor stated that the priests across the Agbor Catholic region have gathered to share in the joy of his birthday with the celebration of the Holy Mass in his honour.

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Speaking with journalists shortly after the ceremony, one of the illustrious sons of Agbor Kingdom cum Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Delta State on Entrepreneurship Development, Dr. Donald Peterson said he is happy to mark the birthday of the Dein of Agbor Kingdom who he describes as an uncommon monarch worthy of celebration.

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“I feel elated and excited celebrating with the Dein on the occasion of his birthday. Our revered monarch has such an awesome personality that is dear to the hearts of every true son and daughter of Agbor Kingdom and beyond. I Pray God to continue to grant our Dein the good health, wisdom and long life to rule Agbor for good.”

On his part, the Adolor-Dein of Agbor Kingdom, Chief Peter Idion described the celebration of the monarch’s birthday with Holy Mass as the best that will attract huge blessings to Agbor. According to him, “On this special day, I wish Baba Dein a super happy birthday and glorious reign on the throne of his ancestors”.

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Also responding, the PDP Chairmanship candidate and former Commissioner for Power and Energy, Engr. Jerry Ehiwarior said it gladdens his heart that God has added another year to the life of their monarch, HRM Dr. Ikenchuku, who according to him has recorded a peaceful reign since he ascended the throne.

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While describing the Dein as blessed, Engr. Ehiwario said the monarch is somebody every Agbor person should be proud of because his personality has endeared him to the hearts of many Nigerians and the world at large.

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“Indeed, we are happy and proud to be identified as Agbor people everywhere we go. On a special day like this, let all of us thank God for watching over our monarch and let us pray for more wisdom for him in good health. In all, I wish the Dein a blissful birthday anniversary”, he added.

The celebration also with individuals and groups paying homage to the Dein such as the staff of Zenith Bank PLC, Ika South LGA Council and a host of others.