-By Albert OGRAKA:
The Managing Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun (Hon) Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has a on behalf of the Commission felicitated with the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori.
“On behalf of the Management, Board and entire Staff of DESOPADEC, I rejoice with our Leader His Excellency Chief James Onanefe Ibori former Governor of Delta State as he turns 61 today.
We are grateful for the purposeful leadership you have given us and I pray God to grant you more years in good health.
“We continue to thank God for your life and for your effort at laying the foundation for building our dear state.
“May you enjoy the niceties of life in good and unbroken health, multiple joy and blessings. Happy birthday sir”, the congratulatory statement signed by Bashorun Askia Ogieh,
Managing Director/CEO, DESOPADEC reads.
It could be recalled that during his tenure as governor of Delta State and Chairman of South-South Governors Forum, Chief James Onanefe Ibori championed the advocacy for resource control for oil producing States and communities in the Niger Delta Region, which culminated into statutory 50 per cent of the 13 per cent derivation fund accruing to the state from the Federation Account.