In an atmosphere of conviviality, camaraderie and love, family, friends, colleagues and the teeming admirers, pundits, critics, and cynics globally turned out in their numbers to celebrate a Trailblazer, an Amzon and a rock solid woman. 

The celebration started with a well attended Mass at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Maitama Abuja with six Reverend Fathers to mark the Sixtieth Birthday (Diamond Jubilee) and retirement from Oil Giant, AGIP. In the homily by the Reverend Father in honour of the Chief Celebrant, Mrs. Callista Azogu, glowing tributes were paid for Nigeria's first woman to attain the position of General Manager Human Resource and Organization of the Oil giant in Nigeria, Agip. 

At the Reception that followed immediately after, at the beautifully decorated

Event Center of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Maitama Abuja, more personalities joyfully thronged the venue to mark this epochal event. Colleagues, family and friends saluted her administrative sagacity, economic viscosity, political virtuosity, intellectual firepower, infectious humility, evocative humanity and bounteous business acumen and of course her fear of God Almighty signposted by her unbridled love and undiluted kindness to both family and friends.

 Her Unique selling points (USPS) which everyone spoke about included the fact that she is inextricably linked to her work and inexorably connected to her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Most of her colleagues, especially the Italians, Europeans, and other Nationalities who came in their numbers celebrated ever so beautifully, with this Colossus of a woman.

 Nigerians and foreigners alike especially her family and most especially her youngest daughter sang a duet with her mother and a 💓 heart-tugging, awe-inspiring and spirit-lifting special rendition which got some of the guests teary-eyed. The Solo artist and the musical band that performed at this August celebration were truly marvellous and a delight for all the guests. 

Mrs. Callista Azogu, in her Vote of thanks extolled the virtues of a discipline, honesty, and 

committed relationships in both office and the home front. She is of the view that when you selflessly serve God Almighty and humanity the bountiful harvests of everlasting joy will always be present. Mrs. Callista Azogu enjoined her colleagues to always perform optimally in any assignment they are given and that in retirement she will forever offer support in any form to Agip if needed as Agip is like family to her. 

The Reverend Fathers present ended with excellent prayers for the Celebrant, Mrs. Callista Azogu wishing her retirement in pristine peace of mind laden with excellent health, high spirits, boundless energy and continued Service to God Almighty and humanity.



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