A thanksgiving service has been held in appreciation to God for the successful burial of Madam Agnes Avwenyotoma Tager, mother-in-law of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.
The outing service took place at the Christ Apostolic Church, Ughelli in Ughelli North Local Government Area.
Speaking at the service, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori appreciated guests for their support before and during the funeral ceremonies of his mother-in-law, late Madam Agnes Avwenyotoma Tager.
The Governor, who was in company of his wife, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori and family members, said they were in the church to thank God for the successful and peaceful burial ceremony of their mother in-law, mother and grandmother.
He said the deceased lived a glorious life and thanked all who contributed their time and resources for the befitting burial ceremony.
He particularly commended church leaders, members and traditional rulers for standing firm with the family, pointing out that the family will continue to put their trust in God who knows the beginning and end of every creature.
Earlier in a sermon, titled “Do not kill trust”, Pastor Paul Onoroha, urged Christians to trust God in all situations as He is able to see men through all challenges of life.
The cleric said in order to gain trust, man must live up to expectation and have the right attitude to whatever they do in life, adding that when one is diligent in his work, he would stand before kings.
The outing service had dignitaries from the state and beyond including the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, Members of the National Assembly and State Assembly including, Hon. Nicholas Mutu; Hon. Victor Nwokolo; Hon. Julius Pondi, Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu, Chairman Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Chief Solomon Ighrakpata, Mr Mideno Bayagbon, Mr Hope Oborevwori, Chief Fred Majemite, Chief Kome Okpobor and the State Chairman of the PDP Chief Kingsley Esiso.
Also in attendance were members of the State Executive Council,top government functionaries, traditional rulers led by the Chairman,Delta State Traditional Rulers’ Council and Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Maj. Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (rtd) Orhue I, first Vice Chairman and Pere of Akugbene-Mein Kingdom, Pere Stanley Luke Kalanama VIII, Chairman Urhobo Traditional Rulers Council and Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, Dr Emmanuel Sideso, Abe I, Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom, Wilson Ojakovo Oharisi III, Oghenekevwe Owin Kumane, Ovie of Evwreni, , and Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom, Monday Whiskey, Udurhie I, among others.