Abia State Governor, Commissioners for Information and Commissioner for Boundary Matters, Gubernatorial Aides, Traditional Ruler, Honours Razor and wife Nnenna as they dedicate their first Child Sayen.
It was a day of joy for Mr. Gabriel Aguwa Paul and wife Mrs. Nnenna Sapphire Gabriel as they dedicated their daughter Somekelechim Sayen Gabriel (SSG) the ceremony which coincided with their one year wedding anniversary was a roll call of government functionaries, friends and family who came in their numbers to grace the occasion.
The child dedication which started at The Inspired Church International (ICI) Plot 2 Eziukwu Aba where SSG was presented to God by Rev Preiz Imoh Orji, continued at Salvation Ministries Church (SMHOS) No.4 Warri Street Umuahia for the child’s double dedication during the fifth service.
The ceremony took a twist when the Executive Governor of Abia Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Boundary Matters Hon. Chief Mascot Obike arrived the residence of the couple for the reception which was anchored by the media aide to the Executive Chairman of Obingwa LGA, Mr. Bestman Eruba,Esq (Ogele Obingwa). Addressing the gathering the Governor acknowledged the role of God in the affairs of mortals and charged the couple to see their blessings as a privilege as many marriages are still waiting on the Lord of the gift of children.
He encouraged them to give the child quality education as that is the only grantee to secure the future of their daughter. He gave his Goodwill message and praised the couple for their exemplary marriage.
A fulfilled father, HRH Eze F.A.D Ubani expressed his joy over the blessings of God on his children and prayed for the prosperity of the couple. Mrs. Love Aguwa, Sayen’s grand mother said her son Gabriel is a child dear to her heart and that God has continued to honour her pronouncements on him. She danced for joy and prayed for the couple.
The Abia State Commissioner for Information Hon Chief John Okiyi Kalu, praised God for blessing the couple with a daughter on their first anniversary and encouraged the couple to take their spiritual life seriously. He remarked that Nnenna’s angle and contribution to the reportage of development in Abia state had been missed especially her roles in the government house press chapel where she works as Magic Fm government house correspondent. He encouraged her to shop up her energies for the tasking challenge of mothering a daughter and wished the family well.
The SMHOS No 4 Warri St, Umuahia Satellite Pastor, Pastor Victor during the child dedication reception at Umuahia, prophetically remarked that Sayen’s name (SSG) will not just end as an acronym but that she will one day become Secretary to State Government.
Other dignitaries at the ceremony included Hon. Chinwe Ochiulo the Deputy Chairman, IsialaNgwa North LGA, Chief Erondu Uchenna Erondu Jnr, SSA to the Governor of Abia State on Special Duties, Barr. Ngozi Nwangwa (Chairman Abia Tourism Board), Mr. Uche Onyeama (SSA to Governor Ikpeazu Chief of Staff office) Chief Ugochukwu Emezue, Mr. Obed Nnaji Asiegwu, Mrs Nelda Chioma Okafor, Mr. Ikechukwu Iroha, Mr. Kingsley Maduforo, Paul I. Kalu, Ogonna Gabriel Blessing, Onyenso Abraham Adims, Augustine Akomas SSA’s to Abia State Governor on Media, Prince Odinaka Nwaimo Media Aide to the Abia State Commissioner for Youth Development, Ogbonnaya Obike, Popular bloggers in Abia State which included Promise Uzoma Okoro of PUO REPORTERS, Uche Aguoru of Abia Fact Newspapers, Ikeokwu Ogbonnaya The PUNCH NEWSPAPER Umuahia Reporter, Sunny Nwankwo The NATION NEWSPAPER Aba Reporter, and CHIDI Odina AIT Correspondent in Abia State, Chinwe Ogene SilverBird TV Correspondent in Abia State, Mrs Ihe Abaribe of NAN, members of the Abia State Government House Press Chapel amongst others.
During his good will speech the Special Adviser to Abia State Governor on Public Communication Barr. Sam Hart described the couple as blessed and likened their experience to his. He said he had his first child dedicated on his first wedding anniversary just like Hon Mascot Obike whose twins were also dedicated during his first wedding anniversary and thanked God for the couple.
Members of the Inspired Church International from Plot 2 Eziukwu Rd Aba and Salvation Ministries (SMHOS) No. 4 Warri St. Umuahia strolled into the couple’s residence at Ubakala Street after the Fifth church service of SMHOS in Umuahia to rejoice with the celebrants.
Of course our brothers in law Prince Ubani Ikedichi Emenike, Lucky Ubani, John Aguwa, Don Nackson Arua, Ahaefula Josiah and Razor Gabriel’s closest pal in Nollywood Promise Odika (Hour of Grace Fame), Donseth Elechi (Abia Famous Music Producer) were also on hand to felicitate with their siblings, friend and niece SOMKELECHIM SAYEN GABRIEL (SSG).
Highlights of the ceremony included:
Simultaneous church program
Cutting of anniversary cake
Appreciation of SSG
The event tagged: #SSGgang2018 ended in praise..!