Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has sued for the cooperation of the different ethnic nationalities in the state to enable him to execute more people-oriented projects as encapsulated in his administration’s SMART agenda.
Governor Okowa was speaking in Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State at the commissioning of the Isoko Unity House.
Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori performed the tape cutting ceremony to commission the edifice which was conceived in 1984 and constructed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration.
According to Governor Okowa, “we need the cooperation of all Deltans to achieve desired goals because working together, we will achieve a lot for our people.”
“Government will work optimally when people cooperate with the government,” Governor Okowa reiterated.
While commending the Isoko people for their peaceful disposition and unity which has earned them a lot of developmental projects, Governor Okowa disclosed that Chief Ibori was invited to commission the multi-million naira edifice because the former Governor laid the foundation for a united Delta State.
He stated, “God used Chief Ibori to lay a solid foundation for a united Delta State, in unity, we are stronger.”
Speaking shortly before cutting the symbolic tape that signified the official commissioning of the project, Chief Ibori said, “I am glad that our Governor, Senator Okowa is doing what he is supposed to do.”
“We need to pray for our Governor, we need to pray for the state, our Governor needs prayer to enable him to continue to deliver democratic dividends, I do know that the elders and youths of Delta State will always support him,” Chief Ibori said, adding, “I thank the Isoko people, they are very truthful, vibrant and very happy.”
Earlier in an address, High Chief Iduh Amadhe said, “Your Excellency, your love for the Isokos has turned our hope to reality, you have demonstrated capacity in turning our illusion to eternal assets; history has been made today, and I plead that you see us from that perspective of people who yearned from prehistoric to contemporary season to own a common architectural heritage called Isoko Unity House, which is worthy of celebration. “
Former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, political leaders, traditional rulers were among thousands of Isoko indigenes and their admirers who witnessed the event.