Posted by News Express | 3 August 2019 | 1,164 times
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as he turns 56 years today, Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Senator Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday in Asaba described the Senator Representing Delta Central Senatorial District as an illustrious son of the state in whom Deltans are extremely proud of for attaining such a high political height in the history of the state.
He said: “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I wish to congratulate my brother and friend, the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, a great son of Delta and leader of great value, Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on the occasion of his 56th birth anniversary.
“Your Excellency, the invaluable contributions you have made to national development is worthy of note in the minds of Deltans and Nigerians. You have remained committed, diligent, focused and dedicated to the service of mankind.”
The Governor noted that Obarisi, as he is fondly called, “is no doubt a gentleman par excellence, a team player and above all, a God-fearing Nigerian”.
Okowa expressed optimism that “Senator Omo-Agege will bring his wealth of experience to bear in the affairs of the Senate and contribute his quota towards building a Stronger Delta of our dreams.”
He prayed God Almighty to guide, protect and grant the Deputy President of the Senate more fruitful years of contribution to nation building.
In a related development, Governor Okowa has felicitated with former Minister of Information and Chairman of the Delta State Advisory Council, Prof. Sam Ejite Oyovbaire, who turns 78 years tomorrow, August 4.
In a congratulatory message on Saturday in Asaba also signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ifeajika, Governor Okowa extolled “the astute contributions of the renowned Professor of Political Science towards the realisation of the SMART Agenda and Stronger Delta vision” of his administration, as well as the development of Delta State and Nigeria in general.
He said he was grateful to God for giving him Prof. Oyovbaire as a “Political Father” and prayed God to grant him more wisdom as he continues to contribute to the upliftment of Delta State.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I wish to congratulate my political father, a party stalwart and leader of inestimable value, Prof. (Chief) Sam Ejite Oyovbaire on the occasion of his 78th birth anniversary,” Okowa said.
He commended Prof. Oyovbaire for always making himself available to render service to the state and nation when called upon, and urged him to continue in that trajectory as he still had much to offer the people of Delta and Nigeria.
“Over the years, you have given yourself to the course of peace and development in Delta and Nigeria in general. For this, we owe you an enduring debt of gratitude.
“It is my pleasure to join your family, friends and well wishers to thank Almighty God for His continued guidance, protection and provision for you in the past 78 years of a life of forthrightness, outstanding patriotism and service to humanity with which He has blessed you,” the Governor stated.
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