-From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE:
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State at the weekend, celebrated Pa. Chief Samson Amadhe on the occasion of his 114th birthday celebration at Uzere, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
The Governor urged Deltans to emulate the life style of the centenarian, at the 114th birthday thanksgiving, held at St. Paul’s Anglican church Uzere.
Governor Oborevwori, represented by Senator Emmanuel Aguariavwodo said, “let us study the life style of Pa. Samson Amadhe, how he has done it, exermine ourselves, key and live according to it, so that all of us can live as old as Pa. Samson Amadhe”.
On his part, the Bishop of Anglican Communion Oleh Doicese, Bishop John Aruakpor, while praying for Pa. Samson Amadhe, his family and the congregation, admonished Christians to be committed to God’s services and help those in need to receive favour, blessings, healing and protection from God.
The highpoint of the event was the family thanksgiving led by the son, High Chief Iduh Amadhe, patron Isoko Development Union, accompanied by the representative of the state governor, immediate family, captains of industries, political associates, members of St. Paul’s Anglican church, Uzere and All Saints Anglican church Oleh, amongs others.
While reading the profile of Pa. Samson Amadhe at the Omema Garden reception ground, Comr. Emmanuel Ekebe, a close associate member of the family, described the centenarian as “the first fisherman in Obikwele to kill a Manatee, a mammalian acquatic animal (Erovre), that used to trouble fishermen with a spear and the Okpara-Uku of the town bestowed on him a chieftaincy title of (Ofueka), meaning the man who uses one hand to operate wonders.
Ekebe maintained that Pa. Amadhe became the substantive Oba and (head of the popular Ekrovie family of Uheri community Uzere, several years ago and ascended the position of the Odio – orere of Uzere (oldest man) in 2020 after the last holder of the title Pa. Esharive joined his ancestors.
In attendance were traditional rulers of Isoko Nation, Hon. Johnson Erijo, chief of staff to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, Hon. Ferguson Onwo, member Delta State House of Assembly representing Isoko South constituency 2.
Others are High Chief Eta Enahoro, M/D and C. E. O Skyward Limited, Hon. Victor Asasa, chairman Isoko South local government council, Chief Solomon Ogba, Hon. Emamuzi Obiodeh, commissioner for lands, surveys and urban development Delta State, lord mayor Pius Malaka, friends of high Chief Iduh Amadhe, Barr. Chief Mike Edegware, former secretary board of internal revenue Delta State.
Prof. Charles Obore, vice chancellor, Delta State University of Science and Technology Ozoro, Dr. Onojaeme, commissioner for Health Delta State, Engr. Daniel Omoyibo, M/D and C.E.O Dantinajo Resort limited, Isoko delegation from Lagos led by Chief Paul Odhomor and Isoko Development Union executive members, amongst others.