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Olorogun John Ogwuma, who was chairman at the launch of the books written by Mr. Solomon R. Okowa on Sunday expressed displeasure with able bodied youths who roam about the streets calling people ose, ose as a way of begging for money.
Decrying the penchant that has now become a syndrome among lazy youths who rather than think of better things to do to earn a living, resort to the gimmick of making begging a culture, he told such people desist from the disgraceful act and find work fr their idle hands by emulating Mr. Solomon Okowa.
Olorogun Ogwuma declared: “I beg the indulgence of the youths of Delta State to emulate Solomon Okowa by being creative and doing something positive to make a living and name for yourself. The name you leave for our self is the name by which you will be remembered. I beg everyone who is a youth in Delta State today to begin to find something positive to do, rather than going about calling people ‘Ose, Ose” just to beg for money.
Ogwuma seemed not to be alone in the thinking about people getting positive roles to play in society.
Accompanied by his wife, Edith, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the guest of honour at his younger brother’s book launch, said he was very proud of Solomon Okowa, particularly his passion to write to inspire others.
He urged individuals in society to think by asking, “What are we doing with our lives today? Are we wasting t? or are we investing it to impact lives? “
According to Governor Okowa, people should live their lives by impacting others positively, serving God and is kingdom, by winning soulsfor God and His Kingdom and by considering the individual self last in whatever we do.
Also, Dr. (Mrs) Winnie Igbrude, widow of the late Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Igbrude, described the book as an event that gave her happiness. “I am very happy today. I came because many have hidden talents. Here is a governor’s brother, working hard,; he is impacting lives, leaving footprints in the sands of time, not living an idle life. My message for the youths is, work hard, don’t depend on people, impact other lives as you fulfill your purpose in life,” Mrs Igbrude said.
Hon. Chuks Oseme, chairman of Anioch North Local Government describe events at the book launch as encouraging, pointing out that the literary art cannot be overlooked. “Book imparts; writing a book is an honourable thing to do. This shows that as an author, Solomon Okowa is putting himself in very laudable objective. Idleness cannot pay. If you can sit down and write books you will impart and impact society,” Oseme said.
He continued: “For Delta youths, I will appeal to them to think of using their talents to achieve things. It must not be oil, oil. I want to tell them to be busy and discover their talents.”
Solomon Okowa who launched his three books at the occasion at the Orchid Hotels on DBS Road, Asaba, attracting a sizeable number of audiences including his father, Chief A.O. Okowa, was overwhelmed by with joy. “I don’t have the words to describe my joy. It is a great joy for me that the event achieved a huge success. To God be the glory,” he said.
In answer to a question, Solomon Okowa hinted that his talent hunt across the 25 local government areas in Delta state will commence by July 2017. He said: “To the young writers, I say stand fit, never give up.”