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Riverine Communities Will Get More Attention In 2021 – Delta State

Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Riverine communities in Delta state have been assured of more attention from the state government this year.

Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Environment and Marine transport, Hon Daniel Yingi recently revealed this in Okpokunou town, Burutu local government area.

According to him, Delta State residents should keep supporting the efforts of the state government to massively develop the riverine communities.

He then urged Delta kids to shun social vices and learn to take their education very seriously.

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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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