Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has described the late Pa Arthur Okowa, as a foremost educationist and committed public servant who contributed to the growth and development of education in the country.
Osinbajo spoke on Saturday at St Michael’s Anglican Church, Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta at the thanksgiving service marking the celebration of life of Pa Okowa father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta.
Osinbajo said the late Pa Okowa was an outstanding teacher, pioneer educationist and committed public servant.
He noted that the story of educational development of many communities in Delta and Edo States cannot be told without the mention of Pa Okowa.
According to him, a good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, adding there was no doubt that Pa Okowa left an inheritance for his children’s children, his community and the state.
“I am honoured to join so many from all over the country and the rest of the world to celebrate the life and times of an outstanding pioneer educationist and a committed public servant, Pa Arthur Okowa.
“He was also a great politician with the UPN under the leadership of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo,” he said.
The Vice President said the legacies left behind by the deceased would last forever.
“There is no guarantee that material wealth can last a generation but a legacy of character and faith in God lasts forever.
“The nation and the state benefited and still benefit from the contributions of Pa Okowa with his son becoming Governor of Delta.
“The Owa-Alero community, Delta and Nigeria has been blessed with the life and times of Pa Arthur Okowa,” Osinbajo added.
Chief mourner and Governor of Delta, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa said his father would have been 89 years today, but he passed on January 28.
He said his father was a great teacher, politician and community leader whose disciplinary actions contributed immensely to the success of his children in life.
“We give thanks to the Lord our God for showing him mercy to have lived up to 88 years.
“I thank Vice President ,Yemi Osinbajo, my dear brother governors and distinguished guests for coming to celebrate the life and times of our great father.
“Our father lived a worthy life and we thank God for his life. He was a teacher and many people know him to be a great disciplinarian and that Read More
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