The Chairman, DE WAYLES GROUP OF COMPANIES, High Chief Emonena Victor Wayles Egukawhore (JP) has commended all those who attended the Thanksgiving Service to mark the 3rd Year Anniversary Memorial Service of his departed Mother, Deaconess (Mrs) Magdalene Zipuamere Egukawhore (Nee Okoro) today at St. Matthew Anglican Church, Patani, Delta State.
The business mogul gave the commendation while speaking to the newsmen on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at St Matthew Anglican Church, Patani, Delta State.
Wayles also honored his beloved departed mother for the lasting legacy she left behind for him, his siblings and the society at large.
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Recall that Late Deaconess (Mrs) Magdalene Zipuamere Egukawhore (Nee Okoro) passed on as a devout Christian and dedicated Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, whose lives, service to humanity has left a lasting and indelible footprint, at the age of 77 years (28th August, 1942 -15th August, 2019). High Chief Wayles also said that these yearly remembrance activities are meant to immortalize his beloved mother.
Speaking at the Thanksgiving Service, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Western Izon, Rt. Reverend Victor Ebipade Okporu, extolled the qualities of his departed mother whom he described as an exceptionally virtuous woman who had left good legacy and impacted positively on the lives of all those who came in contact with her during her lifetime.
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The Anglican Bishop represented by Venerable Simeon E. O. Ariye, Cathedral Supervisor, who dwelt on the topic: “The Greatest Gifts”, while delivering his sermon using biblical quotations admonished Christians to have good minds, the qualities of a child; humble themselves like children and reconcile with everyone that has offended them to make themselves acceptable to God, and express the good image of God.
While drawing more illustrations from some Biblical quotations: The book of 1st Samuel Chapter 18, and Mark 9 verse 41, the Clergyman, also stressed the need for Christians to make human capital development very imperative in their lifestyle, by supporting the less-privileged citizens, Christians and the work of God for societal development, growth and development of Humanity.
At the Thanksgiving Service, the Marine, Construction and Oil Magnate who spoke on behalf of the family commended the church, Clergymen for their support, 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 as he promised to key into the call for human capital development and support for the less-privileged citizens raised by the officiating clergyman.
He noted that the next Anniversary memorial service of his beloved mother will be a replica of practical exhibition of God’s call for human capital development, a norm he said will continue as he give God all the glory for today’s Thanksgiving Service. He commended those that came from far and near even as he hosted the people, guests with sumptuous entertainment, wishing them safe journey to their various destinations.
Others in attendance during memorial Thanksgiving Service 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, 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 Anglican Church to mention but a few.
Speaking to newsmen at his residence during the reception organized for Guests after the Thanksgiving Service, High Chief Wayles then eulogized his beloved mother.
He said: “My beloved mother was a devout Christian, a loving, dedicated, a humanitarian and a great example to Womanhood and a great personality whose life affected in no small measure, her children, Communities and the society at large”.