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Delta Acting Gov commends Anioma group on peace, cultural promotion

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By Ajuwa Victor, Asaba

of state, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has commended members for the Organisation for the Advancement of Culture (OFAAC) for their commitment and total support for the administration of Governor Okowa.

Deacon Otuaro, who received members of OFAAC in his office, appreciated them for their effort in ensuring that the governor and himself had resounding victory at the polls, explaining that, without their support and those of other citizens, there would not have been a second term.

added, “Going by what you stand for as peace builders, there cannot be meaningful growth in infrastructure, economy, wealth, health and education without peace”.

He explained further that the symbol of peace by the group was in tandem with the administration of the state government, stressing that government’s programmes were centered on peace.

governor remarked that the people could only add value to themselves if they appreciated their culture, pointing out that what they stood for was very significant in supporting policies of government. He added: “We take serious cognisance to ensure that we are peaceful, since, without peace, we cannot achieve success in the health sector, educational sector and development of the entire state, we are very happy for what you stand for and we want to thank you for the invitation extended to me”.

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The president of OFAAC, Kester Ifeadi, who earlier presented his address to governor, congratulated him and Governor Okowa on their victory at the polls.

Mr. Ifeadi, an architect, told the they were in his office to also formally invite him to their cultural festival coming up soon and to inform him what their organisation represented.

The president revealed that the body, established 16 years ago, was put in place to promote the cultural heritage of the people of Delta North and as a bridge among other tribes in Delta state for the sustenance of peaceful coexistence in the state.

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Ifeadi explained to the their goal was ” to preserve, promote appreciate and develop the rich cultural heritage of Anioma people and Nigeria in general. ”

He explained that the festival attracted Anioma people and others at home and in the diaspora on yearly basis and that, from its inception, the governors of the state had also assisted them immensely.

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