March 21, 2023

Diri Awards Scholarship To Three-Year-Old Girl

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An impressed Governor Douye Diri has awarded a scholarship to a three-year-old girl, Zoe Ebimie-Eleke, following her excellent performance at the state’s Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons on Friday night.

The event held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa featured little Zoe, who did a rendition of the “A to Z of Jesus Christ.”

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a press statement, quoted him as commending the parents for the values instilled in the toddler.

He said: “To see that very little girl of three years do what she came to exhibit is quite awesome. And henceforth, she would be under the scholarship of the state government.

“I keep referring to the kind of values we instill in our children. Of course, her parents are imparting good values in this girl and she came to entertain us and to worship God. But this ought to encourage us as parents to live up to our responsibilities.

“Bayelsa would be better if we hand over to a generation that is better than our own. Let our children not leave this land and refuse to come back home. They can only return if we make it better for them.”

In a short exhortation, the State Pastor of the Church of God Mission, BishopBob-Manuell Emmanuel, stressed that one can only find fulfillment in Christ no matter the level attained in society.

Bishop Emmanuel stated that there could be ups and downs but Jesus brought to light all men to be saved from darkness.

Governor Diri and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, read the 8th and 9th Bible lessons from John 1:1-5 and Matt 2:1-6 respectively.

The event, which also featured special renditions by the three arms of government, the civil service, and invited coral groups, had in attendance Dr (Mrs.) Gloria Diri, Justice Patience Diri, wife of the deputy governor, Beatrice, the state Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Ogbere, other legislators, commissioners, and government functionaries.

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