Convener of Deltans for Continuity (DFC), Mr. Henry Ebireri, on Wednesday took a critical appraisal of the 36 state governors in the country and the impact of their programmes on the citizenry, describing Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as one of the best governors in the country and praised him for his commitment, honesty and managerial competence.
a statement in Asaba, Ebireri said, “The accomplishments of
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa since he came to power have given succor to
the ordinary people and hope to millions” he said.
commended Okowa for reciprocating the love of the people by giving
them the best and transforming the state without destroying or
de-emphasizing the basic cultural traditions which set them apart
from other people.
Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is a gifted manager of men and
roles in the development of Delta State, particularly the impressive
achievements of the Government in the area of educational
development, sound infrastructure, equitable distribution of
amenities to all the senatorial zones of the state, urban and rural
development, agriculture, welfare and health services, commerce and
tourism, empowerment schemes, peace and unity in the state according
to Ebireri, have separated the governor from his contemporaries.
applauded the governor for defending the interests of the people,
harnessing the energies of the youths to productive activities,
pursuing with vigour his policies of massive road, industrial
development and employment opportunities for the people, upgrading
Asaba International Airport and giving the flood menace a good
appealed to the opponents of the administration to tread softly by
not giving the outside world the impression that things are bad,
whereas the opposite is the case.
Independence lecture will re-examine the Nigerian dream as envisioned
by the founding fathers, review the country’s constitution and
assist those interested in understanding contemporary Nigeria to
appreciate the individuals and institutions that affect the dynamics
of power and public policies.”
recipients of the Delta Prize in Leadership and Good governance will
Delta Leadership and Good Governance Prize is aimed at promoting good
governance, deepening democracy in the country, encouraging the
development of patriotic leadership in the country, particularly
Delta State, recognizing outstanding individuals that have affected
the nation positively more than anyone else in the preceding
year, identifying outstanding leaders at the local level, holding
them up as models who can be supported to national leadership and
honouring outstanding Nigerians who have excelled in various fields
of endeavour internationally.”
programme is designed to bring together eminent Nigerians especially
thought leaders to identify timely issues in Nigeria’s development
and how good governance may address these issues.”
create a forum for creative interaction among Deltans in various
strata of leadership.
provide a platform for intellectual discussions on the various issues
impacting on the socio-economic, cultural and even political
development of the state.”
create public awareness on the problems of insecurity in the Niger
Delta region and the devastating socio-economic consequences it is