Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Okowa upbeat about Delta’s future, charges citizens to be positive about state’s development

By News Express on 29/08/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 983


Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on Deltans to be positive about the state's development by playing their roles to ensure that the state attains an enviable height.

Okowa made the call on Sunday during an inter-denominational thanksgiving service held at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Asaba as part of activities to commemorate the silver jubilee celebration of the state’s creation.

According to him, “We need to cooperate for us to succeed because things are very tough. By partnering together, we will be able to surmount our challenges.

“For our state to move forward, everyone has a role to play, your role may be different from mine, but, we have to play positive roles for our state to succeed,” the governor said, adding, “our individual and collective efforts matter a lot because our state which used to receive N20 billion and more is now receiving N3 billion as allocation from the federation account and salaries of workers is still above N6 billion.”

He used the occasion to call on those engaging in vandalism of pipelines to have a rethink disclosing, “for every pipeline you blow up, it is affecting the revenue of our state.”

While expressing confidence that the outcome of the silver jubilee celebration will put the state on a progressive course, Governor Okowa thanked those who sponsored the celebration observing that but for the sponsors, the state would not have had the economic summit.

Delivering a sermon at the service, the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Delta State chapter, Rev. Gideon Oyibo said, Deltans have every reason to celebrate 25 years of existence, noting: “What we have in Delta State today is more than what we had in 1991, but, must challenge ourselves to achieve the Delta State of our dream.

“If the glory of Delta State must be restored, personal interest, ethnic interest, religious interest must be put aside for corporate interest, as we match forward to achieve the state of our dream. There is no senatorial district that can lay claim to the ownership of the state, it is not owned by a political party, Delta State is about Delta State, it is only our commitment that will restore the Delta State of our dream and the prudent management of resources,” he said.

Governor Okowa took the first reading, his deputy took the second reading at service which was attended by past governors, deputy governors, captains of industries, members of the National Assembly, elected and other political office holders in the state.

•Photo shows Governor Okowa.

Source News Express

Posted 29/08/2016 05:41:31 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Saudis grill Nigerian pilgrims nabbed with cocaine

Dogara proposes time frame for Budgetary Process

Leave Adoke alone, CLO tells EFCC

Police recovers 107 prohibited guns, other ammunition in...

Expert warns against consumption of unripe fruits, says...

Chibok girls’ film premieres in U.S.

15 things INEC and the security agencies must...

Open varsity holds matriculation ceremony

Oyo releases N600m for Conditional Grant Scheme

Captured injured Boko Haram fighter glad to be...

I WON’T CONDONE MEDIOCRITY —Obiano •Calls for support...

Save Lagos Group carpets Ambode, vows to occupy...

 

Latest News PDP National Convention: Party leaders disagree over venue Labour set for nationwide strike over minimum wage Osun Election: Protesters storm INEC Office, as PDP heads to court Court orders APC to conduct fresh election within 30 days Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi Era, wins FIFA Best Player of the Year Award Security operatives swoop ‘on PDP leaders in Osogbo’ Evil son kills father to inherit millions of dollars Troops rescue 73 Boko Haram hostages Bayelsa receives N24.16bn Paris Club refunds, slams Lokpobiri over N800bn debt claim Okowa inaugurated to chair PDP Convention Planning, receives award today in New York FRSC screens 300,000 applicants for 4,000 jobs I have no regrets, says kidnapper after arrest

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (396,980 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,995 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,845 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,817 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,514 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,759 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,275 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,798 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,931 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,496 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,298 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,005 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,627) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,432) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,118) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,740) Religion (873) Sports (1,706) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement