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Delta At 25: Okowa Sets Up Eight-Man Committee

Delta At 25; Nani
Posted: Jun 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Charles Okogene

An eight-man committee charged with the responsibility of organising the activities lined up for the 25th anniversary of the creation of Delta State has been set up with a charge to harness the unity and peace that bind Deltans.

Speaking in Asaba at a press conference, Tuesday, to herald the activities, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, represented by Mr., Patrick Ukah, Commissioner for Information said that his administration resolved to celebrate Delta at 25 to take stock of the journey so far.

The anniversary is also a time to take stock of achievements recorded and plot further and better approaches at peaceful co-existence among the various ethnic groups, new development paradigm and refocusing the fundamentals of government to achieve greater and result-oriented improvements in the lives of the people.

The committee has Rt. Hon Ovie Agas, Secretary to Government as Chairman; Mrs. Mary Iyasere, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry; Prof. Eric Eboh Chief Job Creation Officer; Prof. Sylvester Monye, Senior Policy Adviser; Chief George Orogun, Economic Adviser; Mr. Sunday Ozege, Special Adviser on Investment and Mrs. Shimite Bello, Executive Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Development Agency, as members

Governor Okowa, stressed that “the idea of the celebration of the silver jubilee was motivated by the need to review the state of development of the state from inception, examine achievements made, and explore the way forward for greater development, so as to make it primus inter pares among comity of states in the nation”.

He lauded the achievements of the founding fathers, leaders and past governors of the state, emphasising that they provided the building blocks for lasting developmental legacies in the state.

The governor who explained that the celebration would be private sector driven listed the activities earmarked for the celebration to include Delta Investment and Economic Summit; Music Concert; Grand Gala; Cultural Festival/Beauty Pageant and Thanksgiving service among others.