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Chief A. O. Okowa Was Good To All-


An American trained Organic Chemist and Executive Assistant to the governor of Delta State, on Special Duties, Dr. Chukwuma O. Nwaonicha, has said that late educationist and the Ojeangbe of Owa Kingdom, Chief Arthur Okorie Okowa was good to persons who came his way. Nwaonicha who spoke in an interview at Agbor paid glowing tributes to respected community leader.

He said, “Chief Arthur Okorie Okowa was not just a father but, he was good to all persons who came his way during his sojourn on earth. His relationship with people both in his Owa-Alero Community and beyond was cordial and worthy of emulation. He lived good life, hence, God kept him alive till the age of 88 years and was installed the Okparan-Uku of Idumuebo, a position he held until he joined his ancestors. He was indeed a great man. May his soul find eternal peace in the bosom”.

Speaking in the same vein, Nwaonicha prayed God to keep guiding and protecting the eldest son of the late Ojeangbe and the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Okowa and his siblings.

Meanwhile, he used the medium to commend the developmental strikes of Governor Okowa in Delta State, noting that the Governor has truly put smiles on the faces of Deltans siince his inauguration on May 29, 2015. He called on Deltans to remain committed and supportive of the Okowa’s administration to enable the Governor finish strong in 2023.
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Okowa swears-in newly appointed special advisers

Okowa swears-in newly appointed special advisers

Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday charged political appointees in his administration to contribute to efforts of the state government in surmounting socio-economic and developmental challenges confronting the state.

Okowa gave the charge while swearing in eight new Special Advisers at the Government House, Asaba.He remarked that appointments made by him so far were not to fulfill requirement of Section 196 of the Constitution, but was a deliberate effort at bringing into governance, men and women of impeccable character and verse knowledge on how to tackle unemployment, poverty, anti-social vices, suspicion and distrust.

“I expect concrete, measurable inputs from everyone of the new set of appointees as I do of all that came before them.“It has been my observation that many appointees, all too frequently, are content to bask in the prestige of the office without really proffering ideas and concepts to the many developmental problems that confront us,” the governor said.

He stated that his administration believed that the stability, peaceful co-existence and prosperity of the state depended on the ability to run an all-inclusive government peopled by men and women that could oil the wheel of Stronger Delta vision.He added that the state was driven by a strong, diversified, resilient economy, transparency, effective public communication, community engagement and excellent service delivery.

“This administration is passionate in the belief that the stability, peaceful coexistence and prosperity of the state depend on the ability to run an all-inclusive government peopled by men and women of competence, capacity and character.

“Hence, the new special advisers are additional key resources in our governance team, painstakingly assembled to be architects and builders of a Stronger Delta,” Okowa said.According to him, the cardinal goal of anyone in position of trust is to render quality services to the people, which is the only way to merit any appointment.“As leaders, we must work – and walk – with the consciousness that leadership is service; service to the people for whom we hold the position in trust.

“Thus, it is incumbent on appointees to devise means and methods towards discharging that calling and responsibility.“A leader, and by that I mean any political appointee at whatever level, should be a repository of ideas for solutions to the problems of unemployment, poverty, anti-social vices as well as suspicion and distrust that breed inter-ethnic feuds in our communities.“It is my expectation, therefore, that all appointees of this administration consider it their duty to connect with their communities and engage in regular advocacy that will remould the youth and set them on the right path.

“I do not expect it to be a walk in the park. But it is the burden of leadership, and one that we all must bear with dignity and equanimity.“Where there is a will there is way, as the saying goes. I trust that we will see this charge -and challenge as a clarion call-to-arms to fight for – and safeguard – our collective future,” he said.While remarking that the future of Nigeria was at risk due to “the disconnect” between government and youths, he urged appointees to go to their communities to sensitise youths on the need to embrace core values to guarantee a bright future.

The governor, however, stated that no fewer than 100,000 youths in the state had been trained and empowered to become successful entrepreneurs in various fields, stressing that the state government’s efforts had started yielding positive results.

Responding on behalf of the new Special Advisers, Mr Johnson Erijo thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve, and assured that they would give their best in the realisation of his Stronger Delta vision.The new advisers are Mr Ignatius Ziakegha, Mr Matthew Tsekiri, Mr Chukwudi Dafe, Chief Edward Ekpoko, Rt. Hon. Martin Okonta, Mr Daniel Yingi, Mr Ernest Ogwuezzy and Mr Johnson Erijo.
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Ohunmere Community passes vote of confidence on Governor Okowa

Ohunmere Community passes vote of confidence on Governor Okowa-Appeals for construction of roads in Ohunmere Community

Ohunmere Community, Agbor has passed a vote of confidence on the executive governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his developmental strides in Agbor and the state in general.

The community in a statement signed by Mr Ijedinma Johnson (Isiche, Ohunmere Community) and Igumbor Friday (General Secretary, Ohunmere Community) said “We express our hearty appreciation to you, the executive governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for the infrastructural developments your administration has extended to our community, especially as demonstrated in the renovation of Nosieri Primary School, Ime-Obi, Igumbor Otiku Secondary School,Agbor and naming it after one of our sons (Igumbor Otiku). And for the construction of streets in Ihogbe, Ogbenmudein, including the construction of Igumbor Street, Ohunmere.Your Excellency, we also write to remind you of our requests on the plight of our people in the area of road infrastructure which is lacking at the moment in our community.

We appeal to you to come to our rescue by approving the construction of the following roads in Ohunmere Community in order of preference.

The roads are:1.Ilekpo Road, Ohunmere2.Nmudein Road, Ohunmere3.Kelubia Street, Ohunmere.4.Sam Nwa-IgumborBoulevad, Ohunmere5.Osa Street, Ohunmere6.Sunny Ojougboh Street, Ohunmere.7.Ogbu Street, Ohunmere8.Nmorka Street, Ohunmere9.Nwange Ukpoma Street,Ohunmere and,10.Nwanweze Street, Ohunmere.

We make bold to say that our community’s response was characterized by our massive support during the build up to your re-election and subsequently in voting en masse for you as our own little way of projecting you as the “Ekwueme’ of the Universe” that you are and because Ohunmere Community people are part of your government.

Your Excellency, thank you for having the patience to read our request despite your busy schedules.

We wish you great success in your remaining years in office as the governor of Delta State.

We assure you of our continued support and loyalty to your administration while we remain in positive anticipation of your kind consideration.
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Rapid Development Of Ika Land : Patricia Azikiwe Commends Okowa, Nwokolo

A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 8 Igbodo, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mrs. Patricia Onuwa Azikiwe, has commended the duo of His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State and Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, the Member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives Abuja, for the rapid development of Ika Land.

Mrs. Azikiwe, a retired Director of Nursing Services under the Local Government Service Commission, made the commendation recently in Agbor, during a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter. She appreciated both politicians for the matured and efficient manner which they have continued to perform their duties, describing them as charismatic and result oriented achievers, emphasizing that they have done very well particularly in the overall development of Ika Nation compared to how the area was before they came on board, saying that

“Ika Nation has never had it so good”.

Continuing, the Unit leader and one of the appointed party delegates, while eulogizing the sterling qualities of the Delta state governor and Hon. Nwokolo, maintained that both remarkable party leaders deserve big accolade because of their achievements considering the giant strides they recorded over the years, saying that testimonies of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s exploit in road construction and provision of several noticeable infrastructures abound in virtually all the local government areas in Delta State, same goes for the laudable initiative of Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, whom she described as a brother, in the area of his annual free medical health care for members of Ika Nation and constant provision of food items to the widows in Ika Land and empowerment of the youths and members of Ika Federal Constituency since his election as the member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives Abuja. She called on members of Ika Nation to compliment the efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, by continually giving them their maximum support, noting that a full support for the duo will further enhance the growth and development of the entire communities in Ika Nation.

Mrs. Patricia Onuwa Azikiwe, who was very happy with the humanitarian services of Hon. Victor Nwokolo, commended him particularly for feeding the widows and the masses at Igbodo and Agbor, during the last Christmas celebration. In the same vein she thanked Governor Okowa for the construction of the Agbor to Ekuku-Agbor road, which before now had been in a very bad condition for several years. She further appreciated both men for the good road network constructed in Igbodo kingdom.

The seasoned medical practitioner cum politician also commended Mr. Victor Agbojimona, the Ika North East local government youth leader for his commitment to the party, she described him as a youth that can move mountains, truthful in all his dealings and an amiable personality to reckon with.

Speaking on the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she emphasized that Coronavirus is real, warning that the public should disregard the rumours going round town about the virus not being Delta State, but to protect themselves and adhere strictly with the Covid-19 protocols as spelt out by the Federal and State governments, urging the masses of Ika Nation to always put on their face masks, use hand sanitizers, wash their hands repeatedly under running water with soap and to keep their environment clean. She also encouraged the farmers and market women in Ika Land to be committed to the above Covid-19 protocols.

Mrs. Azikiwe, also enjoined political office holders to be committed to their duties and be closer to their people in order to know their challenges if any and help in solving same with their party leaders, in her words, “We should all seat up, including myself and make sure that our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) does not fail but to emerge Victorious in all the elective positions during the forthcoming local government election scheduled for 6th March, 2021”, she concluded.

Gov. Ifeanyi OkowaMrs. Patricia Onuwa AzikiweHon Victor Nwokolo
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Yuletide: Nwaonicha congratulates Okowa, Deltans

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Executive Assistant to the governor of Delta State, on Special Duties, Dr Chukwuma O. Nwaonicha, has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Deltans in general as Christians all over the world celebrated Christmas on December 25.

Nwaonicha in his season greetings thanked the Almighty God for the gift of life and the great privilege to be part of this year’s Christmas celebration.

Nwaonicha stated, ” My family and I, heartily congratulate our dear and result oriented leader , Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, the executive governor of Delta State and Deltans in general on the annual celebration of the birth of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ(Christmas).We also wish Governor Okowa and Deltans a prosperous new year in advance.

We are happy and grateful to the Almighty God for his grace, mercy and unending love which has kept and sustained us till this moment.

Christmas is the time for us to show love to one another. As Christians, we should exhibit the true character of Jesus Christ, particularly at this season. Peace, understanding and tolerance should be our watchword. This is also a period of sober reflection as the world is still ravaged by Corona Virus Pandemic. Therefore, let us use this period to draw close to the Almighty God and pray fervently for our country, Nigeria and the world at large. We have no other country that we call our own except Nigeria. We should continue to pray for it and work hard towards its growth and development.

Nwaonicha concluded by calling on Deltans to double their support for Governor Okowa who açcording to him is working very hard to build a better and stronger Delta State.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
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