It was an undeniable expression of boundless joy on Friday as the wife of the Delta state governor, Dame Edith Okowa, hosted children from across the 25 local government areas of the state to an end of year/Christmas party.
The Christmas party had become an annual event held by the wife of the governor as part of activities heralding the end of a year, which has also provided opportunity for the first lady to relate with children from across the state.
This year’s edition, however, had its peculiarities, courtesy of the Covid19 pandemic which of course necessitated the commitment to strict observance of physical distancing and other covid-19 related protocols.
In view of all that had happened within the year, Dame Okowa explained that there was no doubting the need to appreciate God for his preservation in the heat of the pandemic.
“We are all witnesses to all that has happened in 2020, as a lot of our personal plans and projections were altered without the slightest indication.
“This should teach us all to learn to give room for God in our plans because He alone knows what the future holds”, she admonished.
The wife of the governor, after series of dance sessions with the children at the Government House premises, made known her expectations for the coming year.
“As we gradually draw to a close, the curtain of 2020, it is my prayer that the Lord will restore all that had been lost in the year, as we cross over to 2021”, she prayed.
The Christmas party which was attended by 20 children each from the 25 local government areas of the state was filled with several high moments as the children were given to different games and adventurous exercises.
They also went home with lots of gift items and food from the wife of the Governor. Some of the children who spoke with our reporter after the event, expressed satisfaction over the day’s activities.
Also present at the annual event was the wife of the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ebieren Otuaro and wives of top government functionaries.