Okada wonderland and Okha Community in Ovia North East Local Government of Edo State stood still as the Esama of Benin, His Excellency Sir, Chief, Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion played host to Catholics from within and outside the State led by the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City, His Grace, Most Reverend Doctor Augustine Obiora Akubeze to the foundation stone laying and groundbreaking ceremony of an ultra modern Catholic Church complex
It was like a carnival of a sort at Okada in Ovia North East when the Esama of Benin his excellency sir Chief Doctor Gabriel Osawaru igbinedion inspected a guard of honor mounted for him by nights of Saint John shortly before receiving his guests and Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Benin His Grace Most Reverend Doctor Augustine Obiora Akubueze.
Members of Okha and Okada community in appreciation to the Esama of Benin for sitting such a magnificent project in the community troupe out in their number to welcome the Esama and his guests led by the archbishop.
Traffic jam on all access roads leading to the venue of the ground breaking ceremony as members of night of Saint John on a parade match in front of the long convoy of exotic cars conveying the Esama and his guests to the venue of the event.
Commercial motor cycle riders popularly know as Okada men abandon the days business and engaged in a road show to show their respect while school children and members of the community admires the colorful display of glamour.
Security officials from different security agencies including the DSS, Nigeria police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp amongst others were on the ground to ensure the security of guests.
Catholic women organization Benin archdiocese led by it’s President Lady Gloria Anaedo in their beautiful atire and Ineh theatre troupe gave colour to the event
Some Catholics who could not hide their Joy over the land mark philanthropist gesture of the Esama thanked him for the project
In his remark Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese Of Benin his Grace Most Reverend Doctor Augustine Obiora Akubueze said the Esama is a true example of a Christian.
The ground breaking and foundation stone laying ceremony of the ultra modern Catholic Church complex in Okada and Okaha community of Ovia North East in Edo State may have come and gone the memories left in the minds of many will linger on.
Reported by Aigboje Ikhuoria.