…as Deputy Governor gets warm reception from Otaru of Igarra.
Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu, Saturday, joined other dignitaries from across the State, at the funeral ceremony of late Mrs Agnes Fulani Saiki.
The deceased is the mother of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Edo North Senatorial Chairman, Hon Segun Saiki. Mrs Agnes Saiki passed on at the ripe age of 95 years.
The event was held at Igarra, the administrative headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
In his remarks, Shaibu described the event as a celebration of life for a virtuous woman. “We are not mourning like others do. Let me charge the children of the deceased to sustain the good legacy their beloved mother left behind.
Shaibu also paid a condolence visit to the fiery man of God and General Overseer of All Faith Calvary Church, Igarra, Pastor Isaac Billions Itakun, over the demise of his father.
He commended the popular preacher for being a spiritual blessing to the people of Akoko-Edo while congratulating him on his birthday anniversary, due in two weeks.
Shaibu, who was accorded a warm welcome by the popular preacher, poured out his heart in prayers for the Deputy Governor.
“I pray for you according to the vision God gave me concerning you. As you continue to advance and move forward in your political quest, God himself will give you direction and make his plans come to fulfilment as He has promised”, Pastor Billions as he’s fondly called, added.
Earlier, the Otaru of Igarra, His Royal Highness, Oba Saiki 11, who received the Deputy Governor in his palace at Igarra, thanked him for maintaining close contact with the people.
Other dignitaries at the funeral event include members representing Akoko-Edo Constituency 2, Hon Donald Okogbe, PDP chieftains, Hon Sunny Okomayin and Hon Sylvester Amune.