He recently had his say via a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, Pa Okowa lived a life dedicated to the service of God and humanity, as a teacher, school administrator, devout Christian and community leader.
He added that the deceased will be fondly remembered for his meritorious service to Delta State and Nigeria.
It read, “In a letter of condolence to the governor on behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria,”
“The late Pa Okowa lived a life dedicated to the service of God and humanity, as a teacher, school administrator, devout Christian and community leader. He will be fondly remembered for his meritorious service to Delta State and indeed Nigeria.”
“I urge you and other members of the family to find inspiration and solace in the fulfilled life he lived.”
“May God give his family the fortitude to bear the loss of this outstanding departed gentleman.”
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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