Evang. Dr. Emma Ofano, Sir Engr. Henry Odhegolo, 1st position Winner, Miss Ose Edith, Evang. Mrs. Matilda Odhegolo, Rev (Dr.) Udezi Vincent and Evang Israel Elueni during the Jehovah Praise Ecumenical Praise and Worship fesitval at Ozoro.

By: Ovedhe Jerry.

A Christian Worshipping Centre under the aegis of Jehovah Praise Ecumenical Centre, Ozoro has empowered over 10 young gospel singers in Isoko nation with cash prize of over 1.6million naira.

The empowerment which was split in two different categories had; Miss. Edith Oseh from Ozoro who came 1st position won #300,000, Miss Akpotozor Glory, 2 nd position won #200,000, Miss Gladys Sunday from Liberty Christian Band came 3rd with cash prize of #100,000, Cyril Evovo from Olomoro came 4th with cash prize of #90,000 and Solomon Udezi came 5th with cash prize of #80,000 for the individual categories.

Those that won prize for the group category are; New Generation Crew from Oleh came 1st with cash prize of #300,000, the Redeemed Christian Church, Ozoro came 2nd with cash prize of #200,000, JPEC Choir came 3rd with cash prize of #100,000 and De-Lord General Crew came 4th with cash prize of #90,000. While those for consolations prizes are; Prince Omamoke, Glory Zino, Abro Deborah, Atikoro Anointed and St Paul Anglican Church with cash prize of #40,000 each.

While addressing newsmen the convener/ founder of Jehovah Praise Ecumenical Centre, Ozoro, Sir, Engr. Henry Odhegolo said that the Centre is an atmosphere were Worshippers offer praises to God Almighty and is open for all denominations of Christian across the State and Nigeria in general.

He said this year annual edition of Jehovah Praise year witnessed another dimension as it feature Praise and Worship competition for individuals and group,  with theme; “Come before Jehovah’s Presence with Singing”.

Sir Engr. Odhegolo noted that, the Jehovah praise was a childhood vision of him and his wife Mrs. Matilda Odhegolo in an attempt to give back to God what He has done in their lives.

According to him: “Jehovah Praise started since 2005 at the back of my house, before I bought the land where the Centre is situated today. The primary aim of Jehovah Praise is to bring people to worship God and propagate the good news of God.

“We started distributing rice to the aged people who came to worship God with us on that day. It is not a Church and it is not restricted to only Pentecostal or non- Pentecostal. But it is open for all to worship God.”

Among dignitaries that were present at the annual praise and worship festival are; Rev Vincent John, who was the guest speaker from Abuja, Evang. Dr. Emma Ofano, Evang. Evis Osiota, Pastor Israel Elueni, Evang. Solomon Divram, Rev. Dr. Udezi Vincent are members of the coalition band. While Ven. Robert Oziwele, Deacon Elueni Sunday, Peter Etugbo and Rev. Jaso.