Okowa to Deltans: Shun Violence, Get Prosperity
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has charged the people of Delta State to shun violence if they wish to enjoy the benefit of his SMART Agenda, as he celebrates Democracy Day and marks his two years in Office with Thanksgiving.
In a statement, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the governor insists that peace in the state and the Niger Delta region as a whole was an essential condition a for the government’s continued pursuit of its agenda of bringing prosperity to the State.
Part of the statement reads: “With a deep sense of profound gratitude to God Almighty, I thank you all for your support to my administration in the past two years. I appreciate immensely the unalloyed support and cooperation that our administration has enjoyed from Deltans. I salute our collective resolve to continue to live together in peace.
“I thank the illustrious youths and leaders of the Niger Delta for ensuring and maintaining the prevailing peace in the region,” commending the Federal Government for its efforts in ensuring lasting peace in the region.”
The statement was also full of praises for the Federal Government for its efforts in ensuring that there is lasting peace in the oil rich Niger Delta region.
“It is imperative to commend the Federal Government for their collaboration with state governments in ensuring the enabling peace and attracting investments and development to the region,” the statement reads.
Earlier today, Governor Okowa marked his two years in office with a thanksgiving at the Event Centre Asaba, Delta State. The August occasion was attended by two former governors of Delta State ex-convict James Ibori who was recently awarded a £1 damages for unlawful detaintion and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan. Others dignitaries were former Deputy Governor Chief Benjamin Elue , Former Deputy Governor Amos Agbe Utuama, Speaker Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, Deputy Rt Hon Osanebi Ossai Friday, Secretary to the State Governemnt Hon Festus Agas, among others.
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