Okowa advocates spiritual cure to family life decay
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called on Nigerians to be spiritually-minded to curb growing decay in family life.
The governor made the call in Boji Boji Owa, Ika North-East Council of the state during the 70th birthday celebration of the Bishop of Anioma Diocese, Church of God Mission International, Dr. Festus Udume, at the weekend.
Udume was also celebrating his 46th anniversary on the pulpit.
Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, commended the cleric for his humility and exemplary leadership in the House of God.
He decried the prevailing situation where parents could not attest to the character of their children.
“ We have so many churches now, but things are still going under. We go to church and we do not care about the kind of life our children are living,” he said.
Chairman of the occasion, Prof. John Okhuoya, lauded the cleric for the effect of his sermons in the lives of many and for empowering the people around him.
Meanwhile, the President-General of Asaba Development Union (ADU), Prof. Epiphany Azinge, has said that the indigenous people of Asaba, Delta State, will commemorate the massacre of Asaba residents by Nigerian troops on October 7, 1967 during the Nigeria civil war.
Azinge disclosed this to journalists in Asaba at the weekend while unfolding activities to mark the 52nd anniversary of Asaba Massacre.
He explained that the event would be held at the Arcade on Nnebisi Road, Asaba.
The legal luminary, who holds the traditional title of Okilolo of Asaba Kingdom, expressed dismay that the Federal Government, whose military forces committed the untoward act, was yet to take concrete steps to assuage the deep sense of loss and untold grief of the people of Asaba more than five decades after the massacre.