The Governor of Delta State, Sen.(Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has felicitated with the people of Delta State on the 28th Anniversary of the creation of the State. Delta State was created on August 27, 1991 during the General Ibrahim Babangida’s administration.
In a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Okowa, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, Gov. Okowa appreciated the Deltans for their resilience, peaceful co-existence, support and co-operation during the past and present administrations for the 28 years the state has been created.
Gov. Okowa said he will continue to develop the State into a stronghold and make it unequalled in the country.
“Our beloved State has continued to blossom in spite of challenges confronting us as a people.
“My administration appreciates Deltans for their resilience and peaceful co-existence among us.
“In the last four years that we have been on the saddle, we have continued to build on the gains recorded by our predecessors and I assure you that better days are here for all Deltans as we work towards building a stronger Delta of our dream.
“Through Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, we have done a lot in the past four years, to make Asaba and environs a befitting state capital.
“We have initiated measures to resolve the nagging flooding in the capital territory through network of storm drainages, which are nearing completion, in addition to two new ones whose contracts were recently awarded.
“With the re-election and inauguration, we have been re-energised to vigorously deliver on our SMART Agenda drive. I assure Deltans that with their support, we will do more.
“We have created Warri/Uvwie and Environs Development Agency, and we will continue to scale up development in rural and riverside communities in the state.
“The recent inauguration of road projects in Ijaw and Itsekiri coastal communities by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a testimony of our resolve to build a Stronger Delta for our people.
“As Deltans, we have every reason to celebrate our 28 years anniversary as a State as we remain on the right trajectory to development.
“We will continue to operate within the principles of equity, fair play and friendship, which have largely created the atmosphere for peace and development in the State.”