Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has condoled with award-winning author, Ekanpou Enewaredideke, over the death of his mother, Late Mrs. Timiebi Maika Ekanpou.
Late Mrs. Ekanpou, who hails from Akparemogbene, Oyangbene and Ayakoromor communities in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, died about a week ago at the age of 79.
Otuaro, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Communication and Press, Bulou Kosin, said that the late madam Maika Ekanpou “shared her amazing love, care and leadership qualities” while she walked the earth.
“Mum, we most certainly love you, miss you and pray the Lord to keep you in his bossom”, Otuaro wrote in the condolence register opened at Warri residence of the son of Late Mrs. Timiebi Ekanpou.
Earlier, Otuaro advised Mr. Enewaredideke Ekanpou, also an activist and journalist, to find strength in God Almighty over his mother’s death which occurred about a week ago.
“On behalf of my entourage, I wish to say we heard the shocking news of your mother’s death and decided we pay you this condolence visit. We are here to encourage you, to strengthen you in this trying moment. Please take heart and find strength in God Almighty.
“The vacuum created by the death of your lovely and inspiring mother will be filled by God Almighty who has been your strength. Please don’t hesitate to inform us about the burial programme ahead so we can be part of it”, Otuaro said.
Otuaro used the visit to continue his hunt for young talents by seeking out for recognition Master Gesi Ekanpou, son of Mr. Enewaredideke Ekanpou and student of Good Citizens College, Warri for doing an artistic portrait of the Deputy Governor, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro.
Son of the deceased, Mr Enewaredideke Ekanpou, who won the Okpewho Isidore price for Literature 2004 has several books to his credit that expresses his skill in all genres of writing.
According to Ekanpou, “My mother, Mrs. Timiebi Maika Ekanpou was a great story teller whose art and content were often a source of inspiration to my writing”.