NO DTS 0687: GOV OKOWA EXPRESSES DEEP SHOCK OVER SUDDEN DEATH OF SAM OBI
NO DTS 0688: MACAULAY GRIEVES OVER DEMISE OF SAM OBI
BO DTS 0689: SIR GODWIN NWANZEOBI UMEANA GOES HOME IN STYLE
NO DTS 0690: WARRI, UVWIE RECORD IMPRESSIVE ATTENDANCE AT EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE
Editor: Johnson Ebigide
Website: information. Delta state.gov.ng; Facebook: @delmininfo;
Instagram: @delmininfo; Twitter: @delmininfo
NO DTS 0687: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY APRIL 5, 2021
GOV OKOWA EXPRESSES DEEP SHOCK OVER SUDDEN DEATH OF SAM OBI
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has expressed shock and grief over the death of a former Acting Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Sam Obi.
Obi, who hailed from Ute-Okpu in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state, reportedly passed on a few days to his 60th birth anniversary, after a brief illness.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the state capital, Okowa commiserated with Deltans, the people of Ika Nation and Ute-Okpu Community in particular over the demise of the renowned politician and pastor.
He stated that the fallen former lawmaker, who was Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly and Acting Governors in November, 2010, was a great patriot and leader who led with the fear of God.
He stated that because of Obi’s love for God, he founded the Oracle of God Ministries Church, where he ministered the word of God with passion until his heavenly call to be with his maker.
The governor said that the deceased would long be remembered by the people of Ika North East for his contributions as a Councillor, Council Chairman and representative of the constituency in the state legislature, adding that his role and wise counseling would be missed by his political family and Ika Nation.
He said that Obi was a dependable political ally, whose commitment to the attainment of Stronger Delta laced with unity and peace was infectious and grandiose.
According to him, needless to say that my brother and chum, Prince Sam Obi, will be sorely missed.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I mourn the passing on of our beloved brother and former Acting Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Sam Obi.”
“He was a very peaceful man who loved his people and served them to the best of his ability.”
“As a minister in the temple of God, Prince Sam Obi served the Lord by preaching the gospel of Christ and shepherding His flock until his demise.”
“As a former Speaker and Acting Governor, he will be long remembered for his contributions to the growth and development of the Ika Nation and Delta,” the governor said.
Okowa prayed to God to accept the deceased’s soul and grant fortitude to the family and friends he left to bear the loss.
NO DTS 0688: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY APRIL 5, 2021
MACAULAY GRIEVES OVER DEMISE OF SAM OBI
By Stella Odika
The Director General, Warri, Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, has expressed sorrow over the death of former acting Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Sam Obi.
Obi, who was also a former Speaker of the State Assembly, Died in the early hours of Saturday, April 3, 2021 after a brief illness.
Macaulay in a condolence message issued in Asaba, the state capital, said that he was saddened by the sudden death of Obi, noting that it was painful and distressing for the former legislator to die at his prime.
“This is disheartening, painful and sorrowful for us to lose such a bundle of talents. Apart from his prowess in politics which culminated in his emergence as Speaker of the State House of Assembly as well as acting Governor of the state, Rt. Hon Sam Obi manifested overt commitment to the Christian faith,” he stated.
However, Macaulay, a former Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), posited that since death was inevitable, the loved ones, friends and colleagues Obi left behind should find solace in the fact that he lived a purposeful and fulfilled life, particularly a life of faith in Jesus Christ.
He prayed to God Almighty to grant the family, friends and colleagues the fortitude to bear the loss.
NO DTS 0689: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY APRIL 5, 2021
SIR GODWIN NWANZEOBI UMEANA GOES HOME IN STYLE
By Johnson Ebigide
The burial arrangements of Sir Godwin Nwanzeobi Umeana, who passed on at the age of 74, have been announced by the family.
He was a former Director of Information, retired Permanent Secretary in the Delta State Civil Service, devout Christian, opinion and respected community leader.
The burial arrangements as announced indicated that there would be a vigil mass at the St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday, April 8, 2021, beginning from 6:00 pm, adding that it would be followed on Friday, April 9, 2021 with a valedictory session at the Nigerian Red Cross Secretariat, Iyoh Street, off the Maryam Babangida Way, in Asaba, Delta State, at 7:00 am.
The arrangements continue on same date with a brief lying-in state at his residence, Umueze Quarters, Ibusa at 8:00 am followed at 10:00 am with a funeral mass at the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Ibusa with internment following immediately at his residence, Umueze Quarters, in Ibusa.
The burial arrangements added that the reception of guests would hold at the Anioshe Primary School Field, Umueze Quarters, Ibusa, adding that there would be a Thanksgiving mass at the St. Augustine Catholic Church at Ibusa on Sunday, April 11, at 9:30 am.
Adieu, Sir Godwin Nwanzeobi Umeana !
NO DTS 0690: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY APRIL 5, 2021
WARRI, UVWIE RECORD IMPRESSIVE ATTENDANCE AT EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE
By Ambrose Ologide
Attendance of worshipers at Easter Sunday church service in Warri South and Uvwie Local Government areas of Delta State was impressive in almost all the churches in the locality, while the directives of the state government to observe the protocols of the Covid-19 virus towards curbing its spread were adhered to strictly.
At the Living Faith Church Parish ( aka Winners Chapel ), Abala Street, off Enerhen Junction in Uvwie the resident pastor, Prince Obeta, affirmed that the turnout of members for both first and second services was very impressive, adding that the sermon for the service was hinged on “Understanding The Power of Resurrection : What are its benefits ?”
While asserting that Christianity was the hallmark of all religions, he advised Deltans and Nigerians to depend on the power of resurrection of Jesus Christ “ So that we can move forward.”
At the neighboring Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Midwest Regional Headquarters 1, the presiding minister, Pastor Moses Odunsi, in his sermon noted that Easter was about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He warned Christians against Christ’s second death as he noted that it would not augur well for the Christendom.
The minister in charge of Christ the Apostolic Church ( CAC) Cathedral, Warri, Pastor Emmanuel Orode, in a brief chat with newsmen gladly noted that the turnout of members for the service was heartwarming, adding that the sermon of the church service was titled : ‘’Warfare” because people are living in difficult days due to satanic operations.”
“So we dwelt on the sermon ‘”Warfare” in order to overcome satanic operations mostly in families,” he added.
Pastor Orode then prayed for those in authorities and for the peace , security and progress of Delta State and Nigeria.