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Okowa calls for good parenting to curb societal decadence



Okowa calls for good parenting to curb societal decadence

By Edeki Igafe

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa urged parents to re-dedicate themselves to raising their children in a godly way, in order to curb the growing incidence of societal decadence.

Okowa gave the charge on Thursday at Ms. Tuwere Utuama’s funeral mass.

The late Utuama was the wife of a former deputy governor of the Delta, Professor Amos Utuama (SAN).

The event took place at St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Otu-Jeremi, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta.

The governor was accompanied by his wife Edith; former chief governor James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Senator James Manager and other senior government officials.

Okowa offered his condolences to the deceased’s husband, children and family.

He noted that the late Utuama had lived a life of faith and commitment to church and community and had clearly instilled this in his children.

The governor urged parents to continue guiding their children to success as the late Utuama sacrificed himself to make his children great in life.

“On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Delta, I once again extend my condolences to the family of Professor Utuama on the passing of his wife, Dr. Tuwere Utuama.

“When we heard about her death, it was very painful for us because she was very close to God and I had seen the family commit to building for God.

“I feel very fulfilled that she put her faith into practice because Professor Utuama could not have done all that he has done for the church and humanity without the help of his good wife. loved.

“The death of a loved one is always very painful, but God is able at any time to fill the void.

“Sometimes things cause us to lose our faith, but as Christians you need to encourage yourself.

“May the strength of God continue to guide the children because I believe she left with her creator,” he said.

Okowa said he knew the deceased was passionate about her immediate community of Otokutu, where she was from.

He assured that “By the grace of God we will, as a government, provide some of the things that she wanted for her community.

“May the Lord sincerely forgive you, be with you and guide you in life and may God fill the void she left behind.

“Farewell our dear sister, Dr Ms. Tuwere Utuama,” he said.

Earlier, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Issele-Uku, Monsignor Michael Elue, in his homily said that the death of a loved one, regardless of their age, was painful.

He urged families to take comfort in the fact that the dead would be resurrected.

He described the late Ms. Utuama as a good mother, who dedicated and entrusted her life to God and served as president of the Catholic Women’s Organization (CWO), at Emmanuel the Savior Catholic Church in Asaba. (NAA)

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