My becoming Governor is an act of God, so no one could truncate it, says Diri
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa, has indicated that it is only God that made it possible for him to be Governor considering the unusual circumstances that threw him up as the winner of the election.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah.
The statement quoted the Governor to have spoken on Sunday when he joined other Christians in his state to offer praises to God for witnessing the first Sunday of 2021 he said people must continue to thank God for everything they own daily.
Diri, who worshipped at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Sampou, his hometown, told the congregation that he never knew the community would produce a governor, while he was supporting the governorship aspiration of others.
He indicated that when it was time for God’s destined purpose, nobody could stop it.
He said: “Sometimes I wonder that all the time I had been supporting the governorship aspiration of others, I did not know that God had destined me, even before I was born, to be governor. So when your time comes, nobody can stop it.
“If the same God could do this for me, He will do it for you. Just be faithful, have a free mind and He will do it again and again,” he said.
The governor urged Christians to be faithful to God in order to unlock more earthly blessings, just as he called on the people of the state to always give thanks and pay less attention to their worries.
He commended the people of Bayelsa for taking out time across the state to thank God today.
“What can you offer to God other than to say ‘thank you’ to Him?
“He has the gold and silver. He also has the power, as power comes only from Him.
“I, therefore, join the rest of the people of Bayelsa to say thank you Lord for keeping us to see this first Sunday of 2021,” Diri said.
He also urged the citizens to realise that they were special in the sight of God, adding that He always manifested Himself in the affairs of the state, whenever the agents of evil tried to plunge it into darkness.
“For us in Bayelsa, we are a special people, and until we realise that we are special, we will continue to give room for darkness,” he said.
Sallah: NUJ Commends Maktoub Publisher for Support
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has commended the Publisher/CEO of Maktoub Strategic PR and Publishing, Mariam Mohammed, for her continued support to the union.
In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, the chairman of the council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, described Ms. Mohammed as a consumate public relations and media strategist who is always ready to offer support.
In the statement signed by Secretary of the NUJ FCT Council, Ochiaka Ugwu, he said the latest donation of rams and several bags of rice is a testament to her understanding of the harsh media environment.
“Ms. Mariam Maktoub Mohammed has over time demonstrated that she is friend of the NUJ FCT and continues to offer her support.
“It would be recalled that she was one of the earliest people to donate hand sanitisers and face masks to the Union in the battle against Covid-19.
“Others in PR and media management generally need to learn institutional partnership from her,” the statement reads.
According to Ogbeche, the NUJ looks forward to continue working closely with the Maktoub Group especially in the area of strategic communication and capacity building.
Leke Abejide celebrates Chief Shola Adebola at birthday
The Honourable member representing Yagba Federal Constituency and the Chairman, House Committee on Customs & Excise, Honorable Leke Abejide has felicitated with his Chief of Staff and the Director-General Leke Abejide Foundation, Chief Shola Adebola Gadaffi on the occasion of his birthday.
The Special adviser on Media and Publicity to the lawmaker Abraham Ibukun Eunice quoted him to have described Chief Adebola as an astute leader, pathfinder and mobiliser who has achieved so much for the foundation through utmost dedication and desire to grow.
The statement reads, “His approach towards the efficient organisation and perfect interactions with people in different areas and all works of life has brought about stability to him.
“Chief Shola Adebola is my brother, a great man with tremendous value and honour, community builder, leader, and magnate with content.
“It is with great honour and privilege that I write to congratulate you on the occasion of your birthday. Your contributions to the growth and development of our Leke Abejide foundation remains indelible, incredible and super amazing “On behalf of myself and the good people of Yagba Federal Constituency I congratulate Hon. Shola Adebola on this day as he marks his birthday anniversary.
He prayed that as he marks a milestone in his life, God will grant him long life, sound health and more strength to carry on with a greater and clearer vision.
CUPP National Secretary eulogises Imoke at 60
The National Secretary of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), High Chief Peter Ojonugwa Ameh has eulogised former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Senator Liyel Imoke, on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary.
In a Congratulatory Statement made available to the NationalUpdate in Avuja on Saturday Ameh described Senator Imoke as a man with incredible leadership qualities, contributing significantly to the glorious years of Nigeria’s return to democracy between 1999 and 2003.
He said the former Senator in clocking 60, reflects a life of dedication to God and humanity, adding that: “He posseses remarkable Leadership qualities whose years of experience in Resource Adminstration, Legal Practice, Legislature, and statesmanship remain unequalled.”
Beyond sixty, the CUPP Secretary asked Senator Imoke to keep his fire of love, selfless service, compassion, philanthropy, and mentorship to the younger generation burning, praying he witnesses more milestones in sound health, capacity, and wisdom of the Almighty God.
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