-By Albert OGRAKA:
Wife of Delta state governor and founder 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has hosted children from the twenty five local government areas of the state to an end of year Christmas party.
The fanfare took place at the government house on Friday, December 16, 2022 in Asaba, the state capital, where the children were engaged in different games and prizes were awarded to winners.
The governor’s wife also took time to dance with the excited children.
Santa clause, mickey mouse, SpongeBob and other cartoon characters were also on ground to thriil the children.
It is on record that since the inception of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration, Dame Edith Okowa had always given the children a sense of belonging and love.
Addressing the children, Dame Edith Okowa appreciated God for the gift of life and good health.
She emphasized that the faithfulness of God has been upon the Okowa administration, thanking the 05 Initiative partners for their consistent support over the years and prayed God to keep them all to see 2023.
In a brief exaltation, Lady Chineze Onyea-Dike said the kingdom of God belonged to children, adding that children would not harbour anger, bitterness or unforgiveness.
She said to become like children, the mind must be renewed and enjoined the children to obey their parents at all times to attract God’s blessings in their lives.
Highlights of the children Christmas party was the cutting of the cake by the governor’s wife, flanked by dignitaries present and the distribution of gifts children from the twenty five local government areas.
The event attracted dignitaries from the various stratra of the society including commissioners, wives of house of Assembly members, chairpersons, 05 Initiative team and other government functionaries.