- Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has been commended for his focus on infrastructural development in Delta state
- Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy President of the Senate from Enugu state, gave the commendation on Monday, December 27
- Ekweremadu was in Delta state for a wedding in Agbor-Obi which was also attended by Governor Okowa
Ika - Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Monday, December 27 said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta had performed creditably in the infrastructural development of the state.
Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West at the Nigerian Senate, stated this at the wedding reception of Mr. Victor Okoh, son of a Delta House of Assembly member, Mr. Festus Okoh, at Agbor-Obi, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
Ekweremadu said he had continued to be impressed with the visible efforts of Okowa at transforming Delta, adding that all the times he visited Delta, he saw development.
According to Ekweremadu, Okowa has outstanding accomplishments in projects delivery.
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The lawmaker, who was chairman at the marriage reception, said:
“I must appreciate the uncommon transformation of Delta state by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
“In 2018, I was here to inaugurate the 24.4 kilometres Nsukwa/Ejeme-Aniogor/Ndemili/Agbor/Alidinma road spanning four local government areas.
“On that same day, I also performed the ground-breaking for the recently inaugurated Professor Chike Edozien Ultra-Modern secretariat
“Whenever I come to Delta it's always for a good course because my brother, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, is performing very well and I am happy to be here again.”
He urged the couple to tolerate one another adding that they should learn from their parents and friends and give themselves a good home.
“You must be able to yield to one another because there must be cooperation to make this marriage last for a long time.”
The ceremony was attended by Governor Okowa, Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori; State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, and other senior government officials.
CSOs honour Okowa of Delta as most-friendly governor
Meanwhile, a coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Nigeria Network of NGOs on Tuesday, December 14 honoured Okowa, with the award of ‘Most-Friendly Governor in Nigeria.’
Presenting the award to the governor at the Delta State Civil Society Day and Awards, leader of the group, Senator Shehu Sani, said that the award was in recognition of Okowa’s support and collaboration with civil society groups in the state and country.
Sani said that he was amazed that Okowa was the only governor who recognise the contributions of civil society groups in the Nigerian project and called on other governors to emulate his kind gesture.
Abubakar lauds Okowa's contribution to peace, development in Delta
In a related development, former Head of State and chairman National Peace Committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, recently commended Governor Okowa for his contributions to the peace and development of Delta state.
Abubakar gave the commendation on Thursday, November 4 while addressing newsmen at Government House, Asaba, shortly after a courtesy call on the governor.
He also commended Deltans for sustaining the peace in Delta which, he noted, had enabled the governor to carry out developmental projects in the nooks and crannies of the state.