- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, as he turns 57 years
- The governor also commended Saraki for his remarkable contributions to the development of Nigeria
- Governor Okowa and Senator Saraki were colleagues in the 7th National Assembly
Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, as he turns 57 years on Thursday, December 19.
In a statement by his spokesman, Olisa Ifeajika, the governor commended Saraki for his remarkable contributions to the development of Nigeria and the legislature when he served as chairman of the 8th National Assembly.
He noted that Saraki's role as Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 general elections was very remarkable in spite of the party not winning the election.
“In this era where obeying rule of law has become an essential commodity, the National Assembly you headed was known for obeying the rule of law and court orders.
"It is also on record that you fought to ensure the independence of the legislature under your watch.
“In spite of several distractions, you achieved significant milestones in the execution of your legislative agenda which was aimed at improving governance, ease of doing business and the quality of life of Nigerians,” Governor Okowa stated.
“It is my prayer that Almighty God continues to strengthen, guide and prosper you with robust health and many more years of happiness,” he added.
Governor Okowa and Senator Saraki were colleagues in the 7th National Assembly.
The Delta governor recently congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari as he turned 77 on Tuesday, December 17.
Okowa said that Buhari’s leadership had begun to pay off as Nigeria was getting better in some sectors, especially agriculture, as food imports had reduced considerably.
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