Okowa, who is currently on leave specifically, praised the acting governor for the role he played on the ‘SMART AGENDA’ in ensuring relevant peace for oil production in his capacity as Chairman of Peace Advocacy Committee Against Oil Facility Vandalism in Delta State.
In a congratulatory message signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa extolled the leadership qualities and astute contributions of the deputy governor towards the S.M.A.R.T. Agenda of his administration as well as Delta state and Nigeria in general.
Okowa said, “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta state, I wish to felicitate with my amiable deputy governor, a party stalwart and leader of inestimable value on the occasion of his 51st birthday anniversary celebration.
“You’ve been a worthy and dependable partner in our quest to ensure peace and security in our dear state and I must place it on record that you and your team in the Peace Advocacy Committee Against Oil Facility Vandalism in Delta State contributed largely to the peace we enjoy today in the oil and gas industry in the state.
“Your life symbolises diligence, humility, perseverance, focus and dedicated service and this explains why your people of Warri South West Local Government Area and Deltans n voted us back for a second term to continue in our quest to build a stronger Delta of our dreams.
“Your Excellency, your indefatigable role as the Deputy Governor of our dear Delta State has contributed to the remarkable and modest achievements recorded by our administration and I thank God because with your continued partnership and that of the entirety of Deltans better days are indeed here for our people.”