As part of the events to mark his 47th Birthday, The Deputy Governor of Kogi State His Excellency Chief Dr. Edward David Onoja and his well-wishers took the celebration in a grand style to Kabba-Bunu and paid a visit to the palace of His Majesty Oba Solomon Owoniyi (Oweyomade 1) and besieged him to pray the Blessings of God Upon the Deputy Governor.
His Majesty greeted by cheerful crowds thereafter led the team to lay the foundation stones of the house project as promised by Chief Edward David Onoja.He promised to hand over a fully furnished home similar to one handed over to a Widowed mother of Dr Victor Idowu in Kogi Central to the widow before year end by God’s grace
Present at the foundation laying ceremony were the Oba of Odolu, The Obajemu of Kabba and other local chiefs flanked by the community men and women.
The people praised the efforts of His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Kogi state Chief Dr. Edward David Onoja in bringing smiles to the faces of all irrespective of tribe, class, gender, status, or religion.
The Recipient of the Shelter gesture the wife of the late Oba of Odolu , Most Senior Mother in Isreal , Victoria Obayomi ,who also received cash gifts to aid her feeding and upkeep, showered prayers and blessings on Chief Onoja whom she described as her first Son and sought the benevolence of the Universe for Him.
Responding to questions from the press, His Majesty Oba Solomon Owoniyi said he considers the Deputy Governor a son of the soil as he has always improved the lives of the people of Kabba. He wished him many blessings.
Atomode Jide Benjamin
Reporting From Kabba , Kogi State .