Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent warm felicitations to the matriarch of the Elumelu family, Mrs Suzanne Elumelu, as she clocks 93.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday, in Asaba, the governor joined family and friends of the great mother of five, including Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu and the Minority Leader of House of Representatives, Chief Ndudi Elumelu, in celebrating the nonagenerian.
He lauded Mama Elumelu for her dedication and commitment in raising a strong and successful family, particularly in ensuring that her children were educated.
According to him, Mama’s industry and care for the future of her children culminated in their impressive successes in various fields of endeavour.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate an illustrious mother and nonagenarian, Mama Suzanne Elumelu, on her 93rd birth anniversary.
“I commend Mama for her dexterity and undaunting spirit, because in spite of her early widowhood, she stood in the gap by ensuring that her children succeeded in life.
“The story of mama’s success against all odds will continue to inspire many families, while the virtues of fear of God, dedication and hard work which she epitomised in her younger years, will continue to be an example for mothers,” Okowa stated.
He prayed that God would grant Mama Elumelu longer life, filled with joy and good health to enjoy the fruits of her labour further.