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By Victor Bieni, Patani
The Chairman, DE WAYLES GROUP OF COMPANIES, High Chief Emonena Victor Wayles Egukawhore (JP) was full of gratitude at the success of third memorial service of his late mother on Sunday the 14th of August 2022, held at St. Matthew Anglican Church, Patani, Delta State.

The business mogul, during his interaction with journalist said the memorial service was to imortalise his beloved mother to ensure that her legscies left for him, his siblings and the society at large remain ever green for as long as life exist on planet earth.

Late, Deaconess (Mrs) Magdalene Zipuamere Egukawhore (Nee Okoro) devout christian, dedicated Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, whose lives, service to humanity has left a lasting and indelible footprint, passed on at the age of 77 years, three years ago after a brief illness.

High Chief Wayles also said that the yearly remembrance activities are meant to immortalize his beloved mother.

During the Homily, at the Thanksgiving Service, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Western Izon, Rt. Reverend Victor Ebipade Okporu, extolled the qualities of Deaconess Magadalene as an exceptional virtuous woman who lived a fulfilled christian life and community leader dedicated her last days on earth for service to humanity.

The Anglican Bishop represented by Venerable Simeon E. O. Ariye, Cathedral Supervisor, who dwelt on the topic: “The Greatest Gifts”, while alluding to biblical quotations, said Christians should imbibe the spirit of humility and forgiveness like those of little children.

The Clergy man who took his bible reading from the bible books 1st Samuel Chapter 18, and Mark 9 verse 41, also stressed the need for Christians to make human capital development their watch word by supporting the less-privileged citizens around them, sponsoring missions and other numerous church programme to strengthen the faith and Humanity.

The Marine Construction and Oil Magnate on behalf of the family commended the church, the Clergy and friends for their support for the family since demise of the matriarch of the family.

Also mentioned were His Excellency Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, ably represented by his SSG, Chief Patrick Ukah and His Excellency, Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Duoye Diri represented by the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Abraham Ingobere, Commissioners, Executive council members and other top government funtionaries, dignitaries across the Niger-Delta and Nigeria in general, for their attendance and for always standing with them in their moment of grief, low and high times.

He promised to key into the call for human capital development and support for the less-privileged citizens as canvassed by the officiating priest.

He promised that the forth Anniversary memorial service of his beloved mother if christ taries will witness practical exhibition of God’s call for human capital development, going forward.

He thanked other personslities too numerous to mention that attended the memorial of his mother those that came from far and near even as he hosted the people, guests to sumptuous meal and entertainment, wishing them safe journey to their various destinations.

Worthy of mention, however, were: HRM of Kabowei, Okpolo (Enhwe) and Obotebe Kingdoms, High Chief Tunde Smooth, Chief (Evang.) Johnbull Ejovi, High Chief Enahoro Eta, Chief (Barr) Kingsley Esiso (Delta State PDP Chairman), Chief of Staff to Governor (Sen.) Ifeanyi Okowa, Rt. Hon Ovie Festus Agas, Chief (Dr) Mrs. Stella Aganwu, Dr. Barry Gbe, Sir Clement Moni, Hon. Dan Yingi, Surv. Elias Ovesuor, Chief Tony Okoh, High Chief Iduh Amadhe, Prof. Chris Akpotu and Executives of Isoko Development Union, Olorogun Fred Majemite.

Others are; Dr. McCarthy Ijibor, Dr. (Engr.) Daniel Omoyibo, Chief Peter Asagba, Chief Frank Omare, Hon. (Chief) Michael Okah (Commissioner of Transportation), Hon. Godspower Asiuwhu (Commissioner of Environment), Chief Patrick Abe, Kingsley Ogedegbe, Capt Gabriel Brobor, Management and Staff of First Bank of Nigeria and other Banks, James Welch Old Boys Association, former and serving commissioners, Members of the State Executive Council, Community leaders, Clergymen and members of the Church.