December 26, 2022
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri has awarded a scholarship to a three-year-old girl, Zoe Ebimie-Eleke, following her excellent performance at the state’s Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons held over the weekend.
The event that was held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa featured little Zoe, who did an impressive rendition of the “A to Z of Jesus Christ.”
Governor Diri, who was impressed by the rendition of the young girl commended her parents for the values instilled in the toddler.
He said, “To see that very little girl of three years do, what she came to exhibit is quite awesome. And henceforth, she would be under the scholarship of the state government.
“I keep making reference to the kind of values we instil in our children. Of course, her parents are imparting good values in this girl and she came to entertain us and to worship God. But this ought to encourage us as parents to live up to our responsibilities.
“Bayelsa would be better if we hand over to a generation that is better than our own. Let our children not leave this land and refuse to come back home. They can only return if we make it better for the,” he said
In a short exhortation during the Christmas carol, the state pastor of the Church of God Mission, Bishop Bob-Manuel Emmanuel, stressed that one can only find fulfilment in Christ no matter the level attained in society.
Bishop Emmanuel stated that there could be ups and downs but Jesus brought light for all men to be saved from darkness.