NAN editor dedicates first child after 14 years of marriage

NAN editor Isaac Ukpoju and wife Juliana with daughter Blessing

Isaac Ukpoju, an editor with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia, Nasarawa has dedicated his daughter after more than 14 years of marriage.

Mr. Ukpoju, who is also chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nasarawa State Council, dedicated the child named Blessing on Sunday at Dunamis, Koroduma Centre,  Karu Local Government Area (LGA).

“I want to thank God for answering my prayer after 14 years of marriage.

“I will continue to worship God as long as I live, and I pray God to give me the resources and strength to bring her up in the way of the Lord,” the excited father said at the dedication.

Ukpoju also thanked his family members, colleagues and other well-wishers who stood and prayed with him and his wife while they waited for their first child.

Pastor of the church Elvis Mike-Oche had earlier lauded the NAN editor alongside others who still remember to present their children to God after blessing them.

He said that many people hardly remember to thank God for answering their prayers and only remember him again when they are facing another challenge in life.

The pastor called on parents to ensure the proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way.

He added that children are a special gift from God, hence the need for parents to take adequate care of them.

The pastor, who preached from Psalm 127:3-5 said; “children are the heritage of the Lord and happy is the man that had a quiver full of them.”

He, therefore, congratulated them and wished the child well in life.

Ukpoju married his wife Juliana Ukpoju in 2008.