The Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, has felicitated with the state government and Deltans as the state celebrates 28 years as one of the 36 states that make up the Nigerian federation, and prayed for a more united and economically viable state.
The Deputy Speaker, who made this known in a press statement from his office, said that despite the various challenges that had affected the state, especially the issue of ethnic differences, the government at various times had been able to pull all stakeholders with their political differences together, and this had helped in the development the state had witnessed.
Ochor further stated that with the government of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s policy on stronger Delta in his second term, Deltans should give the government the needed support to place the state in its rightful place in the comity of states in the country in the area of security, economic development, entrepreneurship and business development and other factors that will make the state stronger and viable.
“Today, August 27, 2019, our state, Delta, marks 28 years of existence, and as we know, at the beginning, it was a tough one, as we experienced crises at different levels and loss of trust, and at a time lives of many Deltans, young and olds. It was a period of dark history of our existence as a people.”
“However, we have overcome that era, and we are now in the new era of socio-economic development and that can be seen in the economic and social policies of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, under the able leadership of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in the new mantra of a Stronger Delta.
“Let us therefore, as we celebrate, join hands with the government to permanently place the state among comity of states that have a strong social and economic base, a state which we all will be proud of,” he stated.