By Binebai Princewill
One of the most celebrated Niger Delta philanthropist, His Excellency, Amb. Alapala Ebitonmo Anthony, better known as Odumalagba has appreciated all those who sent him birthday packages during his birth anniversary on Tuesday.
According to him, some of the highly placed personalities that sent him packages for the birth anniversary include His Excellency, Barr (Dcn) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, deputy Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon Julius Pondi, member representing Burutu Federal constituency, house of representatives, Rt. Hon. Solomon Funkekeme, Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State, Chief Emman Ambgaduba, commissioner Oil and Gas, Delta State, Hon, Asupa Peter Forteta, member representing Burutu North, Delta State House of Assembly
, His Excellency, Amb. Shedrack Agediga, Executive Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission. DESOPADEC.
Odumalagba had also appreciated Hon, Emmanuel Okosikeme, Vice Chairman, Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Hon, Ogbo Afesuku, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Marine, he also lauded the Omare’s family of Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West for showing concern on the birth anniversary.
However, Alapala noted that the list of personalities to be appreciated are numerous as he is highly amazed at the massive show of love shown to him by Niger Deltans, stressing that he will definitely grow stronger to reciprocate the kind gestures from distinguished personalities across the country.
Amb. Ebitonmo issued the message of appreciation via a statement circulated to newsmen in Warri, A copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
It would be recalled that Anthony celebrated his birth anniversary on Tuesday at the Beke-Ebi Lakeside Hotel and Suite, Ebrumede in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta as Ijaw music Icon, Alfred Jking entertained the audience to maximum satisfaction.
He further noted that he is so excited that Rt. Hon. Frank Enekorogha, former speaker Delta State House of Assembly came in person to grace the occasion, adding that his coming added more colour to the event.