Church Honours Monarch’s Wife


On Sunday, March 30,
2014, Christendom all over the world celebrated Mothers’ Day. For the first wife of the Paramount Ruler of Oginigba Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Lolo (Mrs) Rose Nyeche Odum, it was a double celebration, as St Jude’s Anglican Church, Oginigba Deanery, rolled out the red carpet and honoured her as Ezinne (Mother of the year 2014).
People from all walks of life, particularly colourfully dressed women stormed the church premises to felicitate with her, among whom were the Executive Chairman of Etche Local Government Area, Barrister Reginald Ukwuoma and his adorable wife, were also among dignitaries that graced the occasion.
Speaking in an interview during the reception at the palace of Eze G.B. Odum, the visibly elated celebrant, Lolo Rose Nyeche Odum attributed the honour done her by the church to her good works in both her family, the Oginigba community and the church and her penchant for upholding the truth, justice and fairness at all times, and urged other women in the community to endeavor to always play their roles as mothers creditably and with the fear of God, so as to be celebrated by the society.
Her son, Crown Prince Allwell Chika Odum said his joy was beyond expression as the honour done to his mother by the church was a stepping stone, stating that it had encouraged the children to be of good character, seeing it was a clear indication that she had played her role well in taking care of the needy and the rich in the society.
The crown Prince called on other women in the society to be role models and set standards worthy of emulation.
Meanwhile, Barrister Reginald Ukwuoma has described the celebrant as a virtous woman and an epitome of womanhood, who is equally very homely, accommodating, compassionate and down to earth.
He attributed what he is today to the harmony and warm relationship he enjoyed with the Eze G.B Odum family when he was living in the palace. He urged the children of the Lolo to emulate her good character.