By Gid Ahanonu
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has facilitated with his deputy, prince Eze Madumere, who celebrated his 52nd birthday recently in Owerri, Capital of the state.
In an emotion- laden message to Prince Madumere, Itu governor prayed that he would continue to work with him and other members of the Rescue Mission team, “in our concerted effort and honest desire to build a state all of us will not only be proud of, but of our collective dreams and aspirations”.
“No doubt, the Deputy Governor has remained an outstanding asset to the Rescue Mission government, in the service of the state. The success story of the administration in the state would not be complete if the name and contributions of the Deputy Governor are not captured,” the message read.
Meanwhile, Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has called on public-spirited individuals to always assist the less privileged citizens in the country.
Prince Madumere made the call when he visited the Motherless Babies Home in Owerri as part of activities marking his 52nd birthday on July 4.
He said that the day had always been set aside for him and his family to commune with God in prayers and thank Him for His protection.
The deputy governor said that he usually enjoys the company of the motherless babies and special persons on his birthday and thanked God for using him in this regard.
In his remarks, the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Chief Chima Keke, observed that Deputy Gov. Madumere had set an example by celebrating with those without homes or parents, pointing out that he is doing it for God who will bless him abundantly.
He recalled that Prince Madumere had assisted in paying the salaries of staff of the home while also meeting other needs of the home.
The children prayed for the deputy governor while Ven. Sunday Iherue also said prayers at the occasion.
Among the dignitaries who witnessed the occasion were Chief M.C. Nlemigbo, Dr. Hilary Eze, Hon. Uche Oguike, Hon Chris Nwike, Dr. Pat Nna and Barr. Ifeanyi Ekenasi.
Others were Lady Margret Oparaugo, Hon Ada Okorie, Lady Echerue, Hon Sunny Onumaegbu, Hon Uche Mba, among others. Highlights of the ceremony was the cutting the birthday cake.