Former Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay has canceled plans to mark his 60th birthday anniversary.
Macaulay, also a onetime Delta State Chairman of NLC and NUJ turns 60 on Sunday, 25th October, 2020.
The cancellation of the celebration is in deference to the present happenings in the country arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Oleh nine killings in Isoko and #ENDSARS protests.
In a statement on Friday, Macaulay said: “Though my 60th birthday is worth celebrating, I am dedicating the day to the souls of my friends and all those who lost their lives to Covid-19, Oleh nine deaths and the Nigerian youths who are presently giving their lives in the struggle to give us a better country.”
Consequently, he said there will be no formal celebration on his birthday, and thanked everyone who had wished to be with him on that day especially outside Asaba.
Macaulay who is the Director-General (DG) of Warri, Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), regretted the development, but stressed that: “This time calls for sober reflection and prayers for our dear country instead of celebrations.”