The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has said that the State has made tremendous progress at 27 and there is course to roll out the drums for celebration.
In a press statement by his chief press secretary, Dennis Otu, the Speaker scored the state high at 27, saying that the future was bright for the State and enjoined Deltans not to relent in their total support to the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa so as to enjoy more dividends of democracy in the years ahead.
The Speaker said: “We have achieved a lot in Delta state in the last 27 years of its creation. Development has spread to all parts of the state and this is giving all parts of the State a sense of belonging. The three Senatorial Districts have been transformed in the last 27 years.
We have made huge success as a people in these last 27 years of living together. All sectors in the state have been developed fully to the admiration of Deltans. There is total peace in all parts of the state. Today, Deltans are living in harmony and that is the way it should be.”
Congratulating Deltans on the 27th anniversary of the State creation, the Speaker urged them to sustain the prevailing peace in all parts of the State.
According to him: “The strength of Delta state today at 27 years is our unity and so I am using this occasion of our anniversary to call on the good people of Delta state to continue to live at peace with one another.
“We can achieve so many things in the state when we remain united. We cannot afford to fail our founding fathers. We should maintain the existing ethnic harmony in the state as this is the only way to attract more investors and development to the state.”
The Speaker added: “At 27 years of creation, we have every reason to roll out the drums to celebrate in Delta state and as we mark another anniversary of the creation of our dear state, my assurance to Deltans on behalf of the state legislature is that, we will remain focused, very articulate and we are going to do very well in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
“Deltans should expect more robust debates. We will continue to dwell more on people oriented bills and also give adequate attention to our oversight functions and sustain the cordial relationship between the executive and the legislature. We will continue to work round the clocks for more bills to be passed and assented to”.