By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Popular philanthropist, High Chief Ekayama Mike Loyibo on Friday March 23 empowered a man with six wives,Mr. Felix Akpukpu and 29 others with the sum of five hundred thousand Naira each.
Loyibo also empowered several others including women, men and youths many of whom are petty traders and farmers.
In a remark during its empowerment programme in commemoration of his birthday at Tuomo Community in Burutu Local Government Area, Loyibo stated that he does not have any political ambition for now.
He explained that his empowerment programme of the people is far from running for any election.
In his words,”If you have wealth and you have not impacted on the lives of your people, that is not wealth. We are not hear to display wealth. I am for good governance and I will support those that have performed.
“I am not running for election now. When the time comes, you will know. We are empowering thirty persons each with five hundred thousand naira each.”
“The purpose of life is to give back to society.”
Loyibo also advised the beneficiaries to utilize the money for business and better their lives and that of their immediate families and society just as he prayed for them to succeed.
In a speech,the member representing the people of Delta South Senatorial District, Sen. James Manager cautioned the man with six wives, Felix Akpukpu not to marry the seventh wife with the five hundred thousand naira given to him as empowerment.
The lawmaker enjoined him to do business with the money and educate his children for his own good and the society.
Sen. Manager stressed,”The man with six wives, times are very hard. Don’t use this N500,000 to get the 7th wife. Do business with it and educate your children. If you do, you will enjoy it.”
Present at the colorful event were former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, Dr. Bradus Amakazi Angozi,Hon. Julius Pondi, Rt.Hon. Nicholas Mutu,Prof. C.A. Dimeh and Hon. God knows Angele,Chairman of Burutu Local Government Council as well as some Delta State Traditional rulers.