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Okowa Decries Rising Crime Rate in Nigeria, Tasks Parents

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Photo: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa during the wedding ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Okemena Egbo yesterday (25/10/15) at the Christ Redemption Power Sanctuary, Odibo Street, off Afiesere Road, Ughelli, Delta State.

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has raised alarm about the increasing rate of criminal activities in the country saying, parents have a lot of roles to play to reverse the trend.

Speaking yesterday (25-10-15) during the wedding ceremony of Comrade Victor Egbo, Senior Special Assistant  on Youth and Community Development to former Miss Love Otega at the Christ Redemption Power Sanctuary, Ughelli, the Governor observed that the level of criminality in the nation has become alarming.

According to him “in our country, criminality is on the increase, we know that times are hard but, that is not enough reason for any youth to take to crime,” stating that parents should not neglect their responsibilities to their children in bringing them up in the way of God so as to reverse the ugly trend.

While expressing confidence in the ability of the youths to be positively engaged than resorting to criminal activities, Governor Okowa said, “there is no youth that is useless, be focused, be hardworking and be committed to the work of God and God will make a way for you to have an honest living.”

He assured the youths of Delta State that his administration’s empowerment programmes were designed to make the youths to be gainfully  employed but advised those who were yet to benefit from the programmes to be positively engaged while waiting for their turn to benefit from the empowerment programmes.

The Governor congratulated Comrade and Mrs Egbo for their successful wedding ceremony and used the occasion to disclose that the appointment of Comrade Egbo as SSA Youth Mobilization and Development was borne out of merit as a mobiliser of youths for positive activities.

Rt. Rev. John Aruakpor, Bishop of the Diocese of Oleh, Anglican Communion presided at the wedding ceremony.

Evangelist Johnbull Mariere in a sermon, advised the couple to make God their foundation and always hold on to Him in difficult periods so that the favour of God would continue to rest on the family.        

In a related development, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State accompanied by his wife, Dame Edith Okowa yesterday (25/10/15) attended the traditional marriage ceremony of Mr Bright Agwuncha to former Miss Uzor Eluemunor, daughter of Rev. Chris Eluemunor of Calvary Bread of Life Ministry Boji Boji  Owa, Ika North-East local government area, Delta State.

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa during the wedding ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Okemena Egbo yesterday (25/10/15) at the Christ Redemption Power Sanctuary, Odibo Street, off Afiesere Road, Ughelli, Delta State

The traditional marriage ceremony was attended by top government functionaries, chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including Dr Cairo Ojougbo and Chief Edwin Uzor.


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