By Sarah Ogodo

The people of Otor-Igho (formerly known as Otibio) of Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State have observed their annual praise and prayer day for the year, 2024.

The event, themed “Divine Intervention Through Praises and Prayers”, which has become a yearly program for almost a decade now, took place at the Otor-lgho market square.


The sons and daughters of the land came out in their numbers to worship, praise and thank God for seeing them through 2023 successfully, and also prayed for the peace, unity and progress of Otor-igho for the year, 2024 and beyond.

Speaking at the event, the guest speaker, Ven. ROD Oziwhele, the Presiding Vicar of Anglican Church Emede took his text from 2nd Chronicles chapter 20, emphasizing the power in the praise.


He stressed that humans must at all times in their lives, irrespective of challenges they were passing through learn to praise God. Added that “only the living can praise God, for a living dog is better than a dead lion”.

While leading Otor-Igho people to pray for the land, its leaders, the body of Christ, the government and people of Delta state as well as the sick and those that were wrongly accused, Ven. Oziwhele noted that “God loves to be praised and what praises can do is beyond human understanding and praise to God is prophetic”.


Responding to questions from pressmen, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Isoko-North Local Government Area chairman and an Elder in Living Faith Church Ozoro, Prince Godwin Ogorugba expressed optimism about the new year stating that 2024 holds better things for the people of Otor-Igho.


Ogorugba disclosed his people’s readiness and commitment for continuous support for the Delta State Government to benefit Otor-Igho land. “we will continue to support the Delta State government to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people”. He assured.

The new President General (P-G) of Otor-Igho community, Mr. Joseph Emamegho who was represented by the Secretary at the event, showed gratitude to God for all he has done.

The highlight of the event was the attraction of a renowned Niger-Delta Gospel Music Artist, Evangelist Amos Ighaka, who led the praise session with wonderful spirit lifting songs which made the people danced vigorously to the redition round the market square.


The next praise and prayer day is expected to hold first week of January, 2025.