Okowa hails Keyamo as Minister, Fayemi congratulates Adebayo

Posted by News Express | 22 August 2019 | 558 times

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Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Festus Keyamo (SAN) on his appointment as Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday in Asaba, Okowa said that Keyamo’s appointment was well-deserved, considering his antecedents as lawyer of repute.

He urged Keyamo to bring his wealth of experience to bear on his new job in order to address the myriad of challenges be-devilling the Niger Delta.

While lauding him for his achievements as an eminent legal practitioner, Okowa expressed confidence that Keyamo would use his office to attract infrastructural development to Delta and the Niger Delta.

He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate our illustrious son, Chief Festus Keyamo (SAN), on his appointment as Minister of State, Niger Delta.

“Given the antecedents of Olorogun Keyamo as a brilliant and cerebral lawyer, I have no doubt that he will bring his wealth of experience to bear in changing the current narrative of infrastructural deficit, poverty and environmental degradation in Niger Delta.

“I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for finding an illustrious Deltan worthy to serve in his ‘Next Level’ cabinet.

“We pledge the commitment of our state to partner the Ministry of Niger Delta for effective development in Delta, especially in infrastructure and human capital development of our people.”

Similarly, Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated a former Governor of the state, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, on his inauguration as a minister on Wednesday.

Otunba Adebayo, who was Ekiti State Governor between 1999 and 2003, was sworn-in as the Minister of Industries, Trade and Investments, alongside others in Abuja yesterday.

Governor Fayemi in a congratulatory message described Adebayo’s appointment and inauguration as a recognition of his statesmanship, steadfastness and exemplary character both in and out of office.

Fayemi, who described Adebayo as a man of class, character and courage, said he had no doubt that the new minister will bring his wealth of experience, extensive contacts and managerial skills to bear on the new assignment.

He said: “On behalf of the Government and good people of Ekiti State, we say a big congratulation to our own Omoluabi, former governor and distinguished son of the Land of Honour, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, on his inauguration, today, as a Minister of the Federal Republic.

“You are a visionary leader who takes every assignment with calmness and diligence. The imprint of your socio-economic policies as Governor of Ekiti State almost two decades ago remains indelible.

“We are confident that you will bring your wealth of experience, extensive contacts in the public and private sectors as well as your managerial skills to bear on the new assignment as you have always done.

“We wish you a successful tenure as Minister and as a strategic player in our collective efforts at taking our dear country to the next level of development.”

•Photo shows, L-R; Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi; Ekiti State First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; former first Lady, Erelu Angela Adebayo; her husband and Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adenyi Adebayo; and former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba; at a reception for Otunba Adebayo, shortly after his inauguration as minister in Abuja…on Wednesday.

Source: News Express

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