A Godly Family Is God’s Temple —Joan Okebu-Okoh

“God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him shall have eternal life. God is the pivot of all our existence and all things took their origin.

Dr. (Lady) Mrs. Joan Unoma Okebu-Okoh was born in the early 50s into the Iyase Family of Ogbuenyi Felix Okebu and Omaku Cecilia Okebu of Illah kingdom. She is a princess by birth. Dr. (Lady) Mrs. Okoh is happily married with children, five of whom are lawyers.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Dr. (Lady) Okoh (JP) started her early educational career in Convent School Warri; Anglican Girls’ Grammar School, Ughelli; Baptist Girls’ High School, Agbor; Advanced Tutors College, Zaria; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; University of Benin, Benin City; Atlax University, Philadelphia, U.S. She is a Law student of the National Open University, Benin, City, Edo State.
PRINCIPLES OF LIFE
As the quotation from the scriptures, above “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” are her guiding principles of life. She is guided by biblical principles. Her parents’ upbringing moulded her character which was under strict and firm principles. She imbibed the inspiring words and teachings of her parents, a police officer, and a disciplinarian. It was a life of goodness and kindness.
WORK EXPERIENCE
In the course of her working career, Dr. (Lady) Okoh saw that life is a struggle, full of so many challenges. As a professional teacher, she has held several administrative positions. She is currently a Permanent Secretary in the Post Primary Education Board, Delta State.
ACHIEVEMENTS
Her integrity, transparency and accountability have won her so many prestigious awards from some educational institutions and Christian organizations, locally and intentionally, amongst which are Institute of Management in Administration, African-age (2009), Leadership Merit Award par Excellence, the Distinguished Nigerian Merit Award.
Patroness, Catholic Men Organization (CMO), Patroness, Catholic Women Organization (CWO). Presidential Award of Ezinne (CWO), Asaba Region; Diocese of Issele-Uku. Ezinne, St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah Kingdom. Ezinne, St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church, Asaba and “Enyi” of Anioma. Dr. (Lady) Mrs. Okoh is a church warden and belongs to other organizations in the church. She is also a Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP).
HOBBIES
Her hobbies include singing and dancing to Christian songs and choruses; reading and writing and playing of organ.
ADVICE
Her advice to women specifically is to be prayerful, loving and peaceful. She wants them to be honest and truthful, they must set out their priorities well and be more focused.