Delta State: Okowa signs nine bills into law
The outgoing Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa on Monday signed nine bills transmitted by the Delta State House of Assembly into law.
The new laws according to Okowa are a Supplementary Appropriation Act, 2023, the Delta State Development and Property Authority Bill, 2022 as well as the Delta State Good Governance and Accountability Bill, 2022.
Other newly-signed laws are the Delta State Sickle Cell Disorder Control Bill, 2023, the High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Delta State Thanksgiving Day Bill, 2023.
Three more bills signed into law are The Delta State Creative Industry Development Bill, 2023, the Delta State Polytechnic Burutu Bill, 2023 and the College of Health Science and Technology Bill, 2023.
Okowa on Tuesday also took to his Twitter handle to reflect on a book that spoke about his political career which he had launched during the weekend.
“Sunday night was a truly remarkable experience as I had the privilege of launching a book that meticulously chronicles my political journey throughout the years,” he tweeted.
“Entitled ‘Ifeanyi Okowa: Politics, Power & Faith,’ this book delves into the profound lessons I have gleaned from my political expedition — highlighting the trust that I have placed in God as I continuously strive to serve our citizens.”
Okowa stated that his aspiration is for the book to serve as an invaluable resource for students of politics and history, particularly those who aspire to pursue a purposeful career in public service, one that is deeply committed to uplifting the lives of individuals.
“I thank everyone that conceived and contributed to the success of this book, most especially, Chief Patrick Ukah, our esteemed SSG, and his team of co-authors, researchers and editors,” he wrote.
Okowa, meanwhile, recently said that he is confident his successor, Sheriff Oborevwori will meet the needs and aspirations of the people of the oil-rich state.
The Delta State governor after eight years will hand over power to the Governor-Elect, Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) next Monday, May 29.
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