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I Will Always Take Youth Empowerment Seriously – Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has come out to say that his government will always take the empowerment of youths seriously.

He recently revealed that this is the case because engagement of the youths would engender peace in the state.

According to him, he is very satisfied with the youth projects in Delta, and they were actually built amid the low finances of the council.

He added that his administration is doing a lot in skill acquisition because he feels state projects will not bring peace to the communities if youths and women are not involved.

His words, “I am excited with what I saw here because I know there is a paucity of funds within the local government council.

“I am also glad that you are engaging our youths to ensure that more youths are able to use their brains to work and earn a living for themselves.

“The more youths we engage, the more skills they acquire, and the more peace we are likely to have but more importantly, the more productive youths we will have in the state.

“I thank you for ensuring the beautification of the Council gate and for completing the Council skill acquisition centre which will enable us to train not just the youths but our women also.”

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Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (born 8 July 1959) is a Nigerian politician who is the incumbent Governor of Delta State. He was inaugurated as a governor on 29 May 2015 after winning the state elections conducted in April 2015. Before his governorship, he was elected senator for Delta North Senatorial District in Delta State, Nigeria, in the April 2011 national elections.

He ran on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He is an Ika from Owa-Alero in Delta State, Nigeria. He is also the first person from Anioma to clinch the governorship position of Delta State. He was re-elected as the governor of Delta State on May 29, 2019.

Okowa was born at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. He attended Edo College, Benin City (1970–1976), then went on to the University of Ibadan where he studied Medicine and Surgery, graduating in 1981 with an MBBS degree.

After leaving the National Youth Service Corps, he worked with the Bendel State Hospitals Management Board as a Medical Officer. He entered private practice as Director, Victory Medical Centre, Igbanke in 1986.

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