Okowa recently revealed that peace and unity are needed to aid development in the country.
According to him, despite our numerous achievements, Nigeria has battled economic and political drawbacks as a developing nation, but the citizens will not stop standing up against insurgency, banditry, and terrorism.
He added that Nigerians, especially the youths should lay down their arms and focus on building peace in the nation.
His words, “In spite of our numerous achievements, the journey to nationhood has not been smooth. We have had our share of economic and political drawbacks as a developing nation,”
“We must thank our men and women, who have continued to stand up against insurgency, banditry and terrorism in the country.”
“This makes the theme of the celebration,”Together at 60″ appropriate. I, therefore, urge all Nigerians, especially our youth to lay down their arms and build peace in the nation”.
“This triggered off economic growth, social inclusion which led to many becoming entrepreneurs as well as employers of labour in the state,”
“We have awarded contracts worth about N3 billion for the construction of storm water project in Warri, Uwvie and environs to check flooding in the area.”
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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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