The Grassroots Publishers,who stated this in Asaba, during the birthday ceremony of Chief Ambrose Elofu-Dike, said that the celebrant was a great asset to the Ibusa community,Oshimili North Local Government,Delta state and the nation at large who had continued to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the growth and development of Oshimili North Local Government Area.
The Grassroots Publishers, represented by the Publisher of Newsbreeze Magazine, Philip Ike Abiagom maintained that the celebrant, Chief Ambrose Elofu-Dike had impacted immensely on the society, especially in the business sector and Politics.
While describing the celebrant as a gentle man,God fearing man and a grassroots man, Ike Abiagom said that his ideals and philosophies were worthy of emulation.
A cross section of well-wishers including celebrant wife, children,Elder Acho Nonyalim,Chairman,Junic Group of Companies, Mr Austin Nwaoboshi,Chairman, Zitas World Ltd, Mr Mike Molokwu, Founder/ MD of Mickey”s Bite Bread,PDP Party
chieftains and friends described the celebrant as a very active and reliable individual in Oshimili North Local Government Politics, even as they wished him God’s protection
In their separate remarks, Elder Acho Nonyalim and Mr Austin Nwaoboshi described Chief Ambrose Elofu-Dike as a genuine,
passionate and articulate community leader whose contributions to Oshimili North remained unequalled,
Ike Abiagom,in a statement issued , disclosed that even as no formal celebration was planned to commemorate the event
for this year because of Covid-19 Pandemic, his mansion, was the center of attraction as his wife, children and close
friends took him unawares to host a low key celebration.
By 1am, Elofu-Dike’s children marched into his bedroom singing ‘happy birthday’ to the loving father, prayed with him
and joyfully wished him a blissful happy birthday.
What looked like a melodrama followed at 4 am when he was awakened by a beautiful rendition of worship songs, which
instantly drove sleep off his eyes. Shortly, the songs were accompanied by trumpeting, reminiscing of angels ascending
and descending from heaven! Now fully awake, he alighted from his bed and moved to the parlour and joined the party,
comprising his wife, children and friends. As the crowd gradually grew, the social distancing low key party moved to Espana.
In his testimony, an elated celebrant, Chief Elofu-Dike thanked God for sparing his life to celebrate
another year on earth, saying that his life journey had been eventful, extremely fulfilled and advised all and sundry to
be contented with whatever they had.
“There is nothing that I own that is not given to me by God. I will remain eternally grateful to Him. I will never
relent in His praise and worship. I will continue to win souls for Christ”, he said.
The Chairman of Hotel de Espana also pledged continued service to God and humanity all through his life, adding, “I
cannot quantify God’s blessings with material things. I don’t have the resources to even pay for the air I breadth, not
to talk of His protection and peace on daily basis” and he vowed that as long as he lives, he will continue to put
smiles on the faces of people.