The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Saturday called for more proactive measures by leaders in the country to sustain the trust of followers in the democratic dispensation.
He applauded the role of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the political and economic development of the state.“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is pragmatic and truthful” he said.
Igbuya who spoke in Sapele said the social and economic conditions in the state gave great cause for cheers, citing progress in roads, public hospitals, agriculture, education and job creation as instances.
He not only expressed delight and satisfaction with the high degree of determination so far exhibited by Governor Okowa to move the state forward but praised him for his honesty in the management of the state and his inclusive strategy.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is responsible, transparent and accountable. He is managing the resources and ensuring efficient and effective functioning of all political and socio-economic infrastructures. In one year, he has much to look back to with pride despite the bad economic situation. In his pursuit of integrity and dignity, he has never compromised and has tried never to humiliate his enemies. His
Excellency is doing quite well” he said.
Igbuya, who further extolled the rare virtues of the governor, said, “Deltans have reasons to be grateful to Okowa for his contributions to the growth and development of the state.
He said Governor Okowa would stick to his policy of prosperity for all Deltans, transparency, accountability, development of human and natural resources.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is open-minded. He is emotional, sensitive, dedicated and fearless. He is a fighter for good governance and transparency. He is a born leader of the masses. He has sound economic policies and will continue to promote an enduring environment for peace, progress and development. He will continue to provide meaningful, sustainable and dignified employment to the youth”
“In Delta State, we have this window of opportunity. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa wants this window to be transformed into a door, then into a corridor and then into a highway” he said.
Igbuya also spoke about the achievements of the Sixth Assembly. “In the first year of the Sixth Assembly, the House received 23 bills. The Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission Amendment Bill, Delta State Contributory Health Commission Bill and Delta State 2016 Appropriation Bill were passed and assented to by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Those passed and awaiting Governor Okowa’s assent are Delta State Economic Planning Council (amendment) Bill 2015, Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Bill, 2016, Delta State Security Trust Fund (amendment) Bill 2016 and Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Bill, 2016. The Executive-Legislature harmony is worthy of emulations and commendations. The interest of the people has always been paramount” he said.
“Despite the tough economic challenges, we are committed to giving the best representation to our constituencies” he added.
Sent in By Ebireri Henry Ovie
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker
Delta State House of Assembly