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Ezinne Barrister Chief Mrs. Josephine Ada Kachikwu.
The Delta State House of Assembly Service Commission management and staff were in celebration mood and full of eulogies for their Chairman, Ezinne (Barr) Chief Mrs. Ada Kachikwu who turns 70 soon.
At a well attended get-together in Asaba, organized by the staff of the commission, with prayers, speeches, lots of food and drinks, the Master of ceremony for the event, Comrade Emmanuel Osubor told the congregation that included a handful of journalists that the event was to celebrate life, strength, longevity, beauty, a unique personalit, a mother, Ezinne Ochilegwe 1 of Onicha-Ugbo, a nurse, and a barrister-at-law.
Pastor Ambrose taking his bearing from Psalm 133:1 commended the management and staff of the Commission for the unity of purpose they have displayed in their relationships, said it is this unity of purpose that opens up the blessings of the Lord.
“We are here to rejoice with our heart and with our mummy, so that the blessing as commanded by the word of God will flow from top to bottom,” the pastor said, and prayed for the restoration of the dominion authority lost by the commission.
The Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Isioma Nwabuokwu said of Ezinne kachikwu: “We are celebrating 70 years, not 70 days. A mother, a nurse, who went through the rigours of law school; She’s also a grassroots woman by reason of which she rejected every entreaty to come to live in Asaba,” Mrs. Nwabuokwu said.
She continued: “With her glamorous life, she is a farmer as well. When I visited her farm, I saw everything in the farm well laid out. A woman of discipline with the heart of a mother; she’s a complete woman.”
For Mr. Sunday Ebireiri, a commissioner in the commission, there is no regret knowing and working with Ezinne Kachikwu. “If I have the opportunity again to work with her, I will do. I learnt from her how to work without bias,” he said.
Time to talk to the staff, Ezinne Kachikwu, a sight for sore eyes even at 70 showed style and elegance. She reminded the staff and the audience of what the work of the commission is.
She said: “Our work in this commission is not money making but to provide service to the legislators. And for allowing us to do our work peacefully, I say thank you. I have no room for pretences, and that is why when I am angry, I show it. Why do I show it? It is so that you don’t repeat the mistake you have made.
‘I am a mother that cares. I have too many things to thank God for at 70. I am hale, hearty, and energetic. I don’t sleep with anger; my anger does not last more than five minutes.”
She told the story of her ordeal in the kidnappers’ den, saying that she does not believe that any man born of woman an kill her.
Ezinne Kachikwu prayed for the return of good times for Nigeria saying: “It is we (the people) that will revive Nigeria. If we the elders have failed, you the younger ones, will you fail yourselves? Will you fail your children?