-By Harrison Akamule:
Former Governor of Delta State, His Excellency Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has been described as a developer who has helped many people to have a fulfilling destiny.
The above statement was made by a former Senior Special Assistant to Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Political Matters, Hon. Simeon Daregha shortly after the swearing of the new governor of Delta State said Senator Okowa a man of peace handed over the state in peace to the new administration.
According to Daregha, Senator Okowa’s appointments were not selective, whether certificates or not, godfathers or not because as a developer, he sees beyond parochial tendencies.
He pointed out that the former governor Okowa had cordial relationship with his appointees, know most of them by names and related with them with the understanding that he got to the position of governor by God’s providence.
Daregha noted that Senator Okowa diligence in handling issues was precursor for the massive people- oriented development in the state which had added value to Deltans and would attract great investors to the state.
The former SSA opined that Okowa passion for human capital development was made deliberately to revolutionize the economy of Delta State.
In his words ” I new the former governor Senator Okowa since 2005 when he was Commissioner of Health, he made me to become politically active and relevant ”
Daregha said. Okowa’s leadership qualities are unprecedented, saying overcoming COVID19 in his second term and the Recession in the first term without crises speaks volume of the kind leader Delta State is blessed with.