Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has promised to “build Delta of Deltans’ dream in the next two years.” The governor said this at the Event Centre in Asaba on Tuesday during a thanksgiving and praise service to mark his third year anniversary and 19 years of democracy in Nigeria.
Others at the event include Kingsley Otuaro, the deputy governor, as well as speaker of the State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, former Governors James Ibori, Emmanuel Uduaghan and thousands of Deltans, even as the governor thanked Deltans and non Deltans for coming out in large numbers to worship and praise God.
Speaking during the event, Okowa said that a lot of projects would be commissioned in the next few days including the Sapele Market and Jesse Road, which was started by the administration of Ibori, adding that the Stephen Keshi Stadium would be ready by June ahead of the hosting of Senior African Athletics Championship.
While saying that the Asaba International Airport runway had been completed, Okowa averred that the Asaba storm drainage project would be completed by February. He also said that the new modern secretariat project in the state capital would be completed in June next year.
Speaking further, he said that they assumed office at a very difficult time but trusted in God, adding that peace had returned and the economy of the state had improved since October last year.
“Things will get better and better. I am always proud to confess God. All powers belongs to God
“We promised our people that we will create jobs, we have created a lot of it, and we have continued to build on the foundations laid by former Governors James Ibori and Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
“We will continue to execute projects that will impact on our people; our state is peaceful and we need the cooperation of everybody to sustain the peace, investors are coming and more investors will still come,” the governor said.
He said through his wife’s 05 Initiative, many Deltans have had their sights restored, adding that his administration would continue to create jobs for the youths, while urging the traditional rulers to sustain peace in their domains to enable investors come in. He thanked Ibori, Uduaghan and others for gracing the ceremony.
Earlier in a sermon, Rev Felix Omobude said that God would complete his good works in Delta State, urging the people to go and register and collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). He added that “democracy gives opportunity to reward good works and punish bad leadership.”