By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
A Niger Delta philanthropist, Amb. Ebitonmo Anthony Alapala aka ”Odumalagba”” gathered Ijaw Warri residents on his birthday today 31st December, celebration at popular Lake Side hotel, Ebrumede, Warri, Delta state.
The celebrant Amb. Alapala and his beautiful wife expressed gratitude to God for protecting his life another year. He said God has been so faithful to him for blessing him and his family.
” I am grateful to God and thanking him for all he has done for me over the years.. I also thank all those who gathered here to celebrate with me.” he said.
In their various Goodwill messages, the National President of the Ijaw Youths Council, (IYC) Barr. Pereotubo Oweilaemi, Chief Promise Lawuru, Hon. Alhaji Bonson and others have extolled the virtues of the celebrant and described him as a philanthropist who had helped both young, old men and women beyond ethnicity and religion across Niger Delta.
They prayed for him for long life and more prosperity in the years ahead. They also urged him to continue to touch the lives of the needy as a way of appreciating God’s favour in his life as a successful businessman.
The occasion was attended by the creme de la creme of the society, including the former Delta state house of Assembly Speaker and former federal lawmaker. RT. Hon. Frank Enekorogha as music was supplied by the famous Jking Izonebi Fred as well as other Naija musical entertainers.