From Chukwudi Asoya:
The Diokpa of Umudike Isieke village in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Onowu Onwordi Louis, has charged parents to always be law abiding and inculcate discipline in their children and wards at all times as role models to them.
Onowu Onwordi gave the charge during the celebration of his 80 years birthday at his Umudike Isieke village in Ibusa.
Diokpa Onowu Onwordi said that life had really changed from what it used to be in the 60s, 70s and in the 80s, adding that was now incidence of moral decadence in the society.
He attributed the cause of moral decadence to the prevailing economic challenges and bad leadership in the country.
He said that he was very happy, appreciative and thankful to God for making it possible for him to be alive to witness his 80 years birthday and gave a run down of his educational background.
Diokpa Onwordi stated that he did his primary education in the Northern part of the country and also all his secondary school education in St. Anthony’s College, Ubulu-uku.
He said at a time, he also taught as a teacher in the same St. Anthony’s College and that after his degree in the University, he was sent to St. Anthony’s College Ubulu-uku to teach.
Onwordi said that greater part of his teaching career was done in St. Anthony’s College and was followed by P.A. Dunkwu and Mr Akariwe, adding that they were the Principals then and was later appointed a vice principal and later left for Utabonor Grammar School, where he met Mr Onukwu who was a Principal then.
noting that Parents are supposed to train and lead their children and wards with discipline but the reverse was the case these days, he said in the 70s and 80s getting a job was strictly by merits but these days, it’s all about connection and who you know in the system.
He said a lot of things have really changed saying that 80years was not 80days and so a lot have taken place in every aspect of life, judging from religion, education, socials and even politically and so many other aspects of life.
On his message for Ibusa in general, Diokpa Onowu Louis Onwordi said that the traditional values were all lost, stressing that every street in Ibusa you see different churches and yet the crime rate was seriously on the increase.
While saying that pastors nowadays no longer preach salvation , Onwordi noted that there should always be love and unity among one another just as he added that love was one of the greatest gift in life.
Speaking further, he said that the Onwordi’s and the Majieh families were one and inter-related and prayed for God’s grace, protection and love as it was back in their youthful days.
In his closing remarks at the occasion of his birthday, thanked the well-wishers who came for the celebration and prayed for their safety and well-being.
The event was well attended by friends, relatives and well wishers from far and wide to include, Umuada Igbuzo, Agegrade (Ogbor Aho Aya) and so many others.