By Binebai Princewill
Renowned Niger Delta philanthropist, Amb. John Dekawei, Chairman of the John Dekawei Foundation (JDF) has described the duo of Sir Matthew Tonlagha and Hon. George Ekpemupolo as special breed of human species in our society.
Amb. John Dekawei gave the description in a statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen in Lagos, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers.
The young philanthropist and advocate of good governance noted that while Sir Matthew Tonlagha remains a problem solver and a solution to the people by personally redesigning and making life better for many hitherto hopeless folks, Hon. George Ekpemupolo, former Chairman of Warri South West on the other hand is likened to be a special flower growing among the people.
The statement had particularly noted that the duo are rare gifts to the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Ijaw nation, Niger Delta and Nigeria as a whole, stressing that it is only the Lord Almighty that will reward them for their kind gestures towards humanity.
Dekawei while speaking from Lagos stated that he draws a lot of inspirations from the duo of Matthew Tonlagha and Hon. George Ekpemupolo, in terms of reaching out to the downtrodden, adding that through them many hitherto bleek destinies have been changed and reshaped for the better.
He stressed that they are all balanced leaders in Gbaramatu Kingdom, opining that through them people across board have build houses, graduated from schools, financially empowered, successful businessmen, women, gainfully employed as the circle continues.
In his words: “On behalf of myself, family and members of the John Dekawei Foundation (JDF), I celebrate these two great sons of Gbaramatu Kingdom for their tireless efforts in confronting the darkest challenges bedeviling the Ijaw nation, they are like institutions of progress, I am so proud of them.
“George is like a flower of hope , growing among the people, while the Nigerian business mogul, Mathew Tonlagha is a solution to the people, it is my prayer that the Lord Almighty shall continue to grant the duo long life and prosperity.”