By Emeka Nwokocha
It was a moment of excitement, testimonies and reeling of encomiums as the Director of Studies at the Value Rebirth-Centre Leadership School, Effurun-Warri Study Centre, Pastor Edewor Egedegbe marked his birthday with fanfare.
The simply organized birthday was marked on Saturday 10, October 2020, at Shamar Educational Foundation, Kolokolo, where the school currently holds lectures.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Emmanuel Charles Eyela, alumni of the school, described Pastor Egedegbe as an icon in human development training, noting that his commitment towards building a new generation of leaders in Nigeria to address the yawning gap in competent leaders has stood him out as a great man of unquantifiable knowledge.
He said, “Pastor Egedegbe is an exceptional personality that holds tenaciously to the tenets of truth and honesty in everything he does. Words are not enough to qualify his wealth of experience and intellectual prowess he brings on board in grooming a new generation of leaders to reform the faltering leadership system in Nigeria.”
Continuing, Eyela said that Nigeria needs a drastic shift from its overburdened and debased leadership system in order to move forward, stating that, “Pastor Egedegbe is on the right tract to making that happen through leadership capacity building taking place at the leadership school. I wish him a glorious birthday and more success in his selfless service to humanity.”
In the same vein, the duo of Mrs. Ayo Nefertiti Okotie, and Mrs. Joy Tobele, faculty officers of the school, described Pastor Egedegbe as rare gem and a dependable leader, saying, “his passion for grooming new crop of competent leaders in Nigeria is quite commendable.” As the occasion continued, a flood of glowing tributes to the celebrant by past and current students of the school triggered a thunderous applause.
The high point of the occasion was cutting of the birthday cake by the celebrant, Pastor Egedegbe who was joined by his beautiful wife, children and students of the school, even as encomiums were ceaselessly poured on the man of letters and civil rights activist of high moral rectitude.