Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, June 11, congratulated newly elected presiding officers and members of the ninth National Assembly on their successful inauguration.
The governor congratulated Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on their election as president of the Senate and deputy president of the Senate respectively.
He also congratulated Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and Hon. Idris Ahmed Wase on their emergence as Speaker and deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In a statement sent to journalists by his chief press secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa lauded the resilience and political sagacity of the newly elected presiding officers of the ninth National Assembly.
He commended members of both chambers for their choice of leaders, noting that Nigerians are eagerly waiting for a vibrant and independent National Assembly to make good laws for the good governance, security and welfare of the people.
His words: “On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate you all on your emergence as leaders of the National Assembly.
“It is my prayer and that of all Nigerians that God grant you all the knowledge and wisdom to pilot the affairs of the 9th National Assembly to the admiration and satisfaction of Nigerians.”
Similarly, Governor Okowa has congratulated the member representing Okpe constituency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and his Ukwuani constituency counterpart, Hon. Ochor Christopher Ochor on their election as Speaker and deputy Speaker of the 7th Delta state House of Assembly.
The governor in a statement on Monday, June 10, lauded members of the 7th Assembly for their choice of Sheriff Oborevwori and Ochor Christopher Ochor as presiding officers of the 7th Assembly, noting that the duo will bring their experience to bear in the discharge of their duties.
The governor also congratulated other members of the House for their victory at the 2019 polls and urged them to bring their extensive knowledge and understanding of law making to the service of the state.
“Our people have entrusted us with this special mandate with a resounding victory in the last elections, the least we can do for them is to ensure that we make good laws for the good governance, security of lives and property and ensure service to the people for a stronger Delta,.
“We need to understand that as representatives of the people, we must always consult with our constituents who sent us to the House and as messengers that we are, it is expected that we return home often to brief them on our representation,” he said
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