Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has promised to sponsor an Mbaise-born nine-year-old Imo wiz kid singer, Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara from primary school to Catholic priesthood.
Master Opara at the weekend attracted instant applause and commendations from the public after making waves in the internet with a video of his catholic hymn songs, which marked him out as a specially talented kid singer.
Announcing the good news to the Opara family home at Nekede Mechanic Village in Owerri on Sunday, Information and Strategy Commissioner Declan Emelumba said the governor sent him to inform the family he had adopted their son as his own child.
Emelumba said the governor announced the decision as parts of arrangements to celebrate Father’s Day 2020.
He said the governor would personally take over full responsibility for training him until he becomes a Reverend Father, his ambition.
“His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodinma, was so excited after listening to the video of Master Opara that he directed me to locate you and inform you that from today (yesterday), Joseph is now his child.
“Since he wants to become a Catholic priest, he (governor) will take up the responsibility of training him from his present primary four class until he is ordained a priest,” Emelumba told the family.
Expressing gratitude to the governor for his magnanimity, Joseph’s father, Berneth Opara, said, “Please, thank our performing governor, ONWA Oyoko for me. God has used him to bless my family.”
Joseph also expressed gratitude to the governor.