Nosa Akenzua – Asaba
Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated citizens of the state on the 28th anniversary of the creation of the state.
In a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor thanked the people of the state for their resilience, patience, cooperation and support to all administrations that have governed the state in the last 28 years.
He assured that his administration would continue to build on the gains recorded by his predecessors in order to create a stronger Delta state.
Felicitating with citizens of the state on the anniversary, the governor said “our beloved state has continued to blossom in spite of challenges confronting us as a people. My administration appreciates Deltans for their resilience and peaceful co-existence among us.
“In the last four years that we have been on the saddle, we have continued to build on the gains recorded by our predecessors and I assure you that better days are here for all Deltans as we work towards building a stronger Delta of our dream.
“Through the Delta state Capital Territory Development Agency, we have done a lot in the past four years to make Asaba and environ a befitting state capital.
`We have initiated measures to resolve the nagging flooding in the capital territory through a network of storm drainages, which are nearing completion, in addition to two new ones whose contracts were recently awarded.”
The governor restated his appreciation to the people for renewing their mandate to him through a resounding victory at the last general elections.
“With the re-election and inauguration, we have been re-energised to vigorously deliver on our SMART agenda drive. I assure Deltans that with their support, we will do more.
“As Deltans, we have every reason to celebrate our 28 years anniversary as a state as we remain on the right trajectory to development,” he said.
Our correspondent recalls that the state and 11 others were created on August 27, 1991 by the military regime headed by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.