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‘I am a living testimony of thanksgiving’- Uduaghan Gushes As He Marks 60th Birthday
Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan

‘I am a living testimony of thanksgiving’- Uduaghan Gushes As He Marks 60th Birthday

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Wednesday said his persistent gratitude to God through a series of thanksgiving services was prompted by the fact that God had lifted him from grass to grace.

At a special thanksgiving service at the Baptist Church Warri to mark his 60th birthday celebration, Uduaghan said although it was practically impossible for him to summarise the long journey through life in the last 60 years, his remained a litany of testimonies.

Uduaghan, who danced away at the service with his wife, Roli, said he could only sum up his life-story of testimonies so far with the phrase, “God lifted me, He gave me a song!”

Describing himself as “a living testimony of thanksgiving” he recalled that he literally rose from rags to immense influence and wealth, as a family man with a mere Volkswagen Beetle car to the position of the governor of one of Nigeria’s most powerful states today.

The governor said: “My testimony is very long; 60 years is not a joke. However, in all, the almighty God has lifted me from nothing to a very high pedestal of influence and means. God has been so kind to me, my wife, my entire family…..from when I was ridding a Volkswagen car.

“So, I’m always thanking God because I have always had reasons to do so. Some people have even said why is he always doing thanksgiving; but I tell them I have no apology. Even when in 2010 the court judges said that I should leave as governor, we came here for thanksgiving. I was thanking God not just for my removal as the governor of Delta State, but I was also thanking God because I knew that He would bring me back.”

While thanking all and sundry, including his political associates, clergymen, traditional rulers, women and youth groups for their consistent support and encouragement, Uduaghan advised Nigerians to learn to move the hand of God for endless blessing through regular thanksgiving.

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