1st October is a spectacular day for every citizen of Nigeria because it is the day that we commemorate our nation’s Independence. This day reminds us of the sacrifices and obstacles our forebears faced to break free from the clutches of the British Empire and the responsibility expected of every one of us in building a strong and prosperous nation. Since 1960, we have no doubt recorded a bunch of successes and failures. Today, therefore, presents us with the privilege to appraise the journey so far, appreciate the achievements and opportunities of the moment and, project into a brighter future for the nation.
Freedom, they say is the greatest gift and as a people, it is only a privilege that we have this rare gift under our custody. As we celebrate this special day in our nation’s history, we must not forget the sacrifices of our heroes past, bearing in mind that, through their sacrifices, we now have a nation that we can call our own and it is up to us to bequeath on the future generation a better, freer and greater nation. May this day birth new opportunities for everyone in Obubra II state constituency, even as I urge you to embrace peace, shun violence, and contribute positively to the growth and development of our constituency, state, and nation.
Once again, Happy New Month and 62nd Independence Anniversary.
Signed: Hon. Frank Ovat, Obubra II State Constituency, CRSHA
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Woman Leader, Prof Stella Effah-Attoe celebrates Nigeria at 62
In a message made available to Newsmen, the erudite scholar and advocate of women said Freedom does not come so easily & as such We are indebted to our national heroes who made this country what it is today.
As patriotic citizens, let’s put extra effort to perform our own civic rights and responsibilities.
in furtherance she said “Our diversities should not be seen as a weakness but as our strength. It is only by working together that we can build a resilient nation.”
And Let us think of something we can do for our nation to make it a place of wealth, peace, and happiness rather than fight over religious and ethnic differences
Moreso I would like to encourage Us as Nigerians that despite all the challenges we should remain strong and Let love prevail in our hearts
According to Prof Stella, the place of the woman is beyond the kitchen but strategic leadership positions that will catapult Nigeria to greater heights
“As we remember our national heroes today, let’s renew our pledge to always uphold our national unity so that we can live together in peace and harmony.”
Happy 62ND Independence Day and a wonderful month ahead
Elder Dr. Mrs Mary Julius Egbai is a philanthropist, humanitarian and women’s advocate who has nurtured and trained so many young girls to become good followers of Christ, with good moral conduct, obedient to their parents and God fearing Christians.
She has impacted the youths of the church spiritually in psalms and spiritual songs which has uplifted their spiritual being
Her good deeds and gestures is audible to deaf and visible to the blind thus her ordination as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church of Nigeria
While Ordaining Dr Mary Julius, the officiating minister Charged her to be an ambassador of Christ and lover of God in any environment she finds herself
Continuing, He Admonished her (Dr Mary Julius) alongside others to be steadfast, committed and resilient in God’s affair given that one with God is majority and a conqueror
The chairman of the reception, Elder Ogban Ekpei in his brief opening remarks congratulated the celebrant (Elder Dr Mrs Mary Julius) for the remarkable gains
Continuing, Elder Ogban Ekpei emphasized that Being an elder is beyond just a mere title but an evidence of selfless service rendered by Elder Dr Mrs Mary Julius.
Speaking at the reception after the ordination, the celebrant appreciated God for life and success in all spheres of life while applauding and commending her husband (ElderDr Julius Egbai) and beloved Daughter (Florence) for always standing by her side and giving her all the necessary support that aided her to achieve this great Feat in her life time
According to Dr Mary Julius, seeking first the kingdom of God before any other thing is the biblical verse that inspires her to invest her all in the vineyard of God while reiterating that God has always shown up for her in times of challenges
I lack words to describe how elated I am but all I have to say is that Glory and Honor be ascribe to the creator of the Heavens and earth (God) alone for without him I can do nothing on my own she stated
Continuing, Dr Mary applauded the guests for turning up to grace such auspicious occasion despite having other busy itineraries, as she describes them as the real MVPs (Most Valuable persons)
Talking to the guests and well wishers during the reception, the husband of the celebrant,ElderDr Julius Egbai lauded the achievements of his Dear wife beyond the academic world, stating that she has indeed made the entire family proud for this great Feat
The sky shall be your spring board to greater heights and no limitations shall Come near thy path said ElderDr Julius Egbai
Hon. Chief Mrs Ada Charles Egwu (Biase LGA Chairman) in her Goodwill message prayed for more wins and achievements while admonishing Elder Dr Mrs Mary Julius to always look up to God and never take her eyes off him given that vain is the help of Man
ONUN HON Dr Emil Inyang in his goodwill message Described her as a role model and mother figure to a lot of people out there and as such ought to live an exemplary life that’s worthy of emulation
Hon Esther Bassey (Calabar south LGA CHAIRMAN) in her goodwill message lauded the celebrant for living the life that brings honor to God, Family, friends and the society at Large. As she prays for God to perfect all that he is doing ín the life of Elder Dr Mrs Mary Julius Egbai Highpoints of the occasion was the cutting of cake in grand style by the celebrant, her husband and lovely daughter likewise the presentation of Goodwill messages from well wishers
Hon Torita Odey while presenting her gift, described the celebrant as a shining star and diamond in the sky having been a good friend and sister to her while admonishing her to continue doing good to humanity and the universe
An epoch making event that held yesterday 11TH of September 2022 at the Presbyterian church of Nigeria, Big Qua Town parish/ Beelaj Event çentré had ín attendance Prof Ivara Esu, Hon Ada Charles Egwu, Dr Betta Edu, Onun Dr Emil Inyang, Hon Ralph Egwu, Hon Charles Eko,Hon Torita Odey, Mr Charles Nyiam,Engr Francis Ogban, Associate Prof UTI Egbai, Elder Ogban Ekpei, Mr Mizam Arikpo, Mrs Obonganwan Asuquo, Hon Mrs Esther Bassey, Mr Nsa Gils, Ntufam Inok Edim ETC
The APC National Women Leader, Dr Betta Edu has described the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, distinguished Senator Kashim Shettima as a highly cerebral and efficient leader.
In a birthday message released by Osamaye Seun Bosede the Special Adviser Political Matters to the APC National Women Leader, Dr Edu congratulates Senator Shettima on his 56th birthday on behalf of the APC National Women Wing of the All Progressives Congress APC describing him as a very versatile and effective leader with track record of excellent performance and efficient delivery in governance and contributions to Nation building. She further stated that Senator Shettima will make a very competent and loyal Vice President and a torchbearer for his excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
She further restated the confidence of APC Women in the leadership of his excellency, Senator Shettima and prayed that Almighty Allah blesses him and grant him long life in good health so that he can continue to make more impact and contribute more to making Nigeria a country of our collective dreams.