On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, Pastor Otive Igbuzor achieved the iconic Diamond Jubilee, an occasion celebrated and eulogized by the President General of Orogun Kingdom, Chief Barr. Benson Ndakara. He described Pastor Igbuzor as an individual who embodies a unique fusion of God’s limitless grace and academic rigour.
In a congratulatory message released through his Personal Assistant, Barr. Dennis Warri, and shared with Oghwoghwa Reporters, Ndakara expressed, “As a kingdom, we celebrate this significant milestone in your remarkable journey. We’re profoundly impressed by your unwavering dedication, which has positively impacted countless lives. Your yieldedness in the service of God, compassionate values, unwavering advocacy for the well-being and rights of all individuals, exemplary leadership, and steadfast commitment to public service have not only forged a lasting legacy but have also paved the way for our kingdom’s future.
“In your illustrious journey, highlighted by your remarkable stewardship at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), your pivotal role as the Country Director of ActionAid International, your impactful tenure as Honourable Commissioner at the Police Service Commission, your pioneering work as the Founding Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), your dedication to the founding of the Ejiro & Otive Igbuzor Foundation, Palace of Priests Assembly, Priest Peace & Justice Initiative (PPJ), and your invaluable service as Chief of Staff to the Deputy President of the Senate, you’ve woven a tapestry of unparalleled achievements and an unwavering dedication to excellence.
“Your principled work ethic, tireless diligence, and relentless pursuit of noble causes have distinguished you as a person of unwavering integrity. You have instituted these time-tested organizations to develop human capital, and your diligence and foresight have echoed the sentiment of Daniel Webster, who said: ‘If we work on marble, it will perish. If we work upon brass, time will efface it. If we rear temples, they will crumble into dust. But if we work upon mortal minds and instill in them just principles, we are then engraving that upon the tablet which no time can efface but will brighten to all eternity.’
“As you mark this special day, I warmly welcome you to join us at the ‘Sixth Floor’ as a joyful reflection of the remarkable person you are and the incredible milestones you have achieved. As you embark on this new decade of life, may you continue to lead with sagacity, ignite inspiration through your actions, and discover boundless joy in every endeavour.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of the great Orogun Kingdom, I wish you more of God’s rich and matchless grace in service to God and humanity in wisdom, health, and prosperity.