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Okowa dedicates Daar Communications’ Governor of the Year award to Deltans


[FILE PHOTO] Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state

Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has dedicated his ‘Outstanding Governor of the Year Award (Job Creation)’ to Deltans, for giving him the opportunity to serve.In recognition of the success of Delta government’s job and wealth creation efforts, Okowa, at the weekend, received ‘Outstanding Governor of the Year Award (Job Creation)’ from Daar Communications Limited, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM.

At a colourful ceremony held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, the management of Daar Communications noted: “Governor Okowa is a man whose life has been dedicated to public service.

“Despite the economic challenges that greeted his assumption of office, he has displayed remarkable resourcefulness, resilience and strong managerial acumen as reflected in the spread of infrastructure across the three senatorial districts, employment generation and notable transformation in the education sector.
“Under him, Delta was in 2017 ranked number one among the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in human capital development by the National Competitive Council of Nigeria.”

Speaking after receiving the award, which was presented by Mrs. Tosin Dokpesi, Governor Okowa dedicated the award to Deltans. Represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ovie Agas, the governor said: “This award is specially dedicated to God and the good people of Delta State who provided the platform for service because, to us, governance is all about service.”

Some Deltans at the occasion, including the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah; Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie; and director-general of the Delta State Contributory Health Insurance Commission, Dr. Ben Nkechika, noted that it was a well-deserved award.“This is a testimony to what we know, and the world now knows that Governor Okowa has done very well in serving Deltans.”

I am happy today that everybody can testify that this government has performed and, as the Commissioner for Information, I am happy that my job has been made easy; the world is aware of the governor’s performance. They are all saying congratulations, but they have not seen the best of Governor Okowa. In the next four years, it will all be thanksgiving,” Ukah said.

Some of those who received awards at the event include another Deltan, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, as Minister of the Year.The Delta governor had, last Thursday, also won Daily Independent Newspaper’s ‘Governor of the Year’ award.

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