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We’ll Put The Returned £4.2M To Good Use Once FG Returns It – Delta State

Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State Government has come out to say that it is yet to collect the 4.2 million pounds returned by the United Kingdom to the Federal Government.

This was recently revealed in a statement by Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, it has been in contact with the Federal Government, especially the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, on the issue, and nothing has been received yet.

He added that the Federal Government and Deltans should be rest assured that the funds would be put to good use once received.

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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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