- Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has released his new year message
- Okowa assured Deltans that his government remains irrevocably committed to the stronger Delta vision
- The governor urged them to remain united and focused on the course of developing the state in the year 2020
Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed optimism that the New Year, 2020, will be characterised by sustainable development, assuring Deltans that his government remains irrevocably committed to the stronger Delta vision.
The governor stated this in his New Year message to Deltans, urging them to remain united and focused on the course of developing the state, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political differences.
In the message sent to journalists by Okowa's media aide, Mr Olisa Ifeajika on Tuesday, December 31, Governor Okowa felicitated with Deltans and all Nigerians as they stepped into 2020 and expressed gratitude to God for the grace granted Delta and its citizens in 2019.
While praying for unity, peace and development in the state, he urged the people to remain supportive of government, saying that peace remained the bedrock of meaningful development in any society.
The governor also expressed hope that 2020 would be a year of fulfilment, adding that the state remained on the right trajectory to sustainable development.
“I am optimistic of a stronger Delta in 2020, because of the support I enjoy from the legislature, the judiciary, the civil service, traditional and religious leaders and my team of political appointees.
“Other sources of strength to us are agencies of government, both at the federal and the state levels, multilateral donor agencies and most importantly, our trust and belief in God.
“In the last five years, we have seen the hand of God in our dear state; all that we did were made possible by God, and as a people, we have every reason to thank God and I can confidently say that we have seen the hand of God at work in our state.
“So, let us look up to the new year with the same zeal of a people with a capacity to excel even in difficult situations,” Governor Okowa said.
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Meanwhile, normalcy has returned to Shell Petroleum Development Company's (SPDC) Beniseide Flow station after Governor Okowa waded into the crisis between the company and Ojobo community in Burutu local government area.
The governor who met representatives of SPDC and the community at Government House Annex, Warri, on Friday, December 27, appealed to them to embrace peace in the interest of development.
He commended both parties for agreeing to resolve the impasse that temporarily halted the company’s operations in the area.
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