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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with the people of Delta State, as they mark the New Year, with a call for all to remain united to the course of developing the state- irrespective of ethnic or party differences.

In a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, the governor expressed gratitude to God for all the grace granted Delta and its citizens in 2015 and prayed for unity and peace which, he said, is the bedrock of meaningful development in any given society.

The Governor who expressed the hope that 2016 would be a year of fulfillment said, “Given our strides in the past seven months in office, I have no doubt that, with the same level of cooperation from the good people of Delta, your government would achieve more- in all facets of governance”

“My optimism is driven from the support I enjoy from the legislature, the Judiciary, the Civil Service, my team of political appointees, agencies of government both at the federal and at the state levels as well multilateral donor agencies”

He noted that as one of the first states to form a cabinet after the swearing-in, he was prepared for the task of governance which made him to hit the ground running from day one.

This, he said, has given him and the state the advantage of early starters- both in the appreciation of what Deltans expect from their government and in the development of solutions to meet such expectations.

“In spite of the continued shortfall in the revenue projections, we have been doing our best to ensure that the developmental needs of the state are attended to by applying the level of prudence and ingenuity that the present challenges demand”.

He appealed to all deltans to look up to the New Year with the same zeal of a people with a capacity to excel even in difficult situations and noted that Delta people have always been identified for their creativity.

While thanking Delta compatriots both in Delta and outside of Delta for the outpouring of support for his government, he enjoined all Deltans to continue to make sacrifices when it is demanded to ensure a win-win situation for the state and its people.

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