By: Ike Philip AbiagomGreatness is a property for which no man can receive credit too soon; it must be possessed long before it is acknowledged. “When one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Ralph Waldo Emerson handed down the above words of wisdom, those he had in mind were certainly the likes of Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze.
The true worth of a man is in the way he treats people who are absolutely in need. If you care about people in need, you are actually making a contribution to the development of the nation. We need to give life back to the people. We need to see how we can use the available resources for everybody; create opportunities for all and care, especially for those who are truly in need. The gap between the rich and the poor should be bridged. Those of us blessed with material resources need to share with others. We must strike a balance with our resources.” This is the Philosophy of Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze.
It is certainly impossible to gloss over the attributes for greatness of Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze, the trail-blazing Public Servant mogul par excellence from Ibusa, Delta State. Idowu’s rise to the top was not a one-step movement. It was a humble beginning for a humble man. The inter play of factors that would establish him as one of Nigeria’s reputable Public Servant mogul shaped. Okeze’s principle and philosophy of life and humility, honesty and hard work. His unassuming nature and infectious humility explain why he does not trumpet his numerous philanthropic gestures.
Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze, a philanthropist whose passion for human development is immeasurable, recently celebrated his 50TH birthday where he expressed his joy of living a fulfilled life. The great icon who could not hide his excitement revealed how rising by lifting others gave him joy and how impacting other people positively had made him an achiever.
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
“So, achievements generally could not necessarily be achievements in terms of material things. There is a way I look at achievement.
Indeed, to those who know him up close and personal, Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze is an enigma: humble, self-effacing, industrious, practical, efficient by nature, diligent, always thinking about things he needs to accomplish or how to get ahead on his next assignment, a complete Aquarius, if you care to assess him by his Zodiac sign. But in plain terms, he is a case of a man who set out to always make a difference wherever he found himself. Not the kind of difference other men pursue to grandstand, but the type that impacts humanity and makes life easier for people. And of this, his track record is unassailable. A look back at his trajectory gives a chronicle of exemplary service to his community and a profile of pure patriotism from an individual.
Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze is one of those very few good men;a true philanthropist, an accomplished Public Servant, An Iconic Figure, a grassroots man, a promoter of Peace in whom I am well pleased ,a man of valour, the bringer of rain. In the gallery of great leaders and great men, he is without doubt, a rare masterpiece. Anyone who encounters him would love to associate with him for his candour, courage and forthrightness. As a human being, his humility and modesty is second to none. As an Public Servant, he is sound and engaging.
Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze, he means different things to different people; to his wife and children, he is a loving husband and the best kind daddy, while to us his admirers he is known as the Digital Public Strategist but his detractors always erroneously see him as an Obstacle because of his rising profile in Public Service and acceptance by the grassroots.
Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze is not only the Pride of Okeze’s but also the Pride of the People of Ibusa for whom he had waged countless humanitarian wars for and won virtually all, just like the Greek mythological Odyssey who fought and won difficult battles in History. Indeed the birthday celebration of this digital Public Servant of our time had been useful and Resourceful for his service to humanity. Therefore today let me on behalf of the Grassroots Publishers Online and Newsbreeze Magazine join the rest of my beloved Ibusa kingdom to Celebrate our iconoclastic Pst. Chukwudi Idowu Okeze, to thank Almighty God for attending the Golden year of his life and to pray that he continues to bless him with robust health ,protection, and enduring provision. Your reign shall bring prosperity and peace to Ibusa and your family.
Happy birthday to the regent, a Man with a good heart.