- Extols Okowaâ€™s performance
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Friday praised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for ensuring prudent spending and investing the resources towards development.
â€œDelta State is moving in the right direction. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has performed well within the meager resources available to the state.â€Igbuya said in Asaba.
He described Okowa as a benchmark for outstanding achievements in the country.
â€œDr. Ifeanyi Okowa is a dogged politician imbued with inspiring developmental and intellectual zeal. He remains the measurement of positive leadership, courage, good governance, accountability and performance in the countryâ€ he said.
â€œAs Speaker and Chairman of the House caucus, there was no meeting where the Honourable Members of the Delta State House of Assembly complained about the performance of the governor. The members are satisfied with the performance of Governor Ifeanyi Okowaâ€ Igbuya told reporters in Asaba.
Igbuya who praised Okowa for his high level of transparency and accountability, stressed on the dwindling allocation to the states from the federal Government.
He attributed the paucity of funds in Delta State to the negative impact of series of oil pipeline bombing by the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers.
â€œDespite the lean purse of the state and the dwindling national economy, Delta State is up to date in its obligations to workers. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa places priority attention to the welfare of the entire work force in the state by ensuring regular payment to the civil servants.
While commending the governor for his administrative style, Igbuya said the All Progressives Congress (APC) had disappointed Nigerians at home and abroad.
â€œDelta State is one of the most performing states in this dispensationâ€ he said.
He advised APC leaders in the state to stop building castles in the air.
â€œStop dreaming. APC cannot win in Delta Stateâ€
The Speaker thanked Okowa for providing purposeful leadership and promoting the interest of the people.
He enjoined Deltans at home and abroad to join hands with the governor to develop the state.
â€œGovernor Ifeanyi Okowa is committed to the growth and development of Delta Stateâ€ he added.