By Abuchi Onwumelu
It was a gathering of who is who last Sunday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, GRA, Awka during the Thanksgiving Mass organized in the honour of the Anambra State Director of Security (SDS), Mr. Yusuf L. Isyaku who got promoted recently from office.
Speaking shortly after the Holy Mass, Governor Willie Obiano described the newly promoted Director of Department of Security Service (DSS) as a refined and dedicated security expert, noting that the celebrant had injected some level of professionalism in fight against crime and criminality in the state.
Governor Obiano while eulogizing Mr. Yusuf urged him to maintain the tempo, even as he donated towards the development of the Church.
In a their separate speeches, the honourable minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige and the oil Mogul, Prince Engr. Arthur Eze described Mr. Yusuf as a true professional.
Responding, Mr. Yusuf expressed gratitude to God for the elevation and also for keeping him. He also thanked all those who came from far and near to felicitate with him.
Those who attended the Concelebrated Eucharistic Celebration included the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano; the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Dr. Chris Ngige; the distinguished Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Sen. Victor Umeh; Prince Engr. Arthur Eze; the
Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku.
Also in attendance the Knights and Ladies of the Noble and Ancient Order Knights of St. John International (KSJI), Awka Grand Commandery; the Principal Secretary to the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Nwokoye, the Prof. Elis Idemobi (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Acadmics, COOU), the Anambra State Commissioner for Works, Hon Engr. Marcel Ifejiofor, Hon. Chinedu Obidigwe (APGA Candidate for Anambra East and West Federal Constituency), APGA's candidate for Idemili North/South Federal Constituency election, Hon. Ifeanyi Ibezi (Ochiagha Idemili); Member Representing Aguata II State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Ikem Uzoezie and his Ayamelum counterpart, Hon. Uche Okafor.
Eulogies, donations towards the development of the Church and photographs formed the highpoints of the occasion.