By Festus Ahon
As the state marked the 29th anniversary of its creation, Delta State House of Assembly Speaker Chief Sheriff Oborevwori on Thursday urged the people of Delta to continue to live in peace and unity to bring about sustainable development in all parts of the state.
Oborevwori, in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, rejoiced with the state government and the good people of the state on the 29th anniversary of the creation of the state.
He said that at 29, the state has come of age and expressed his appreciation to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and other former state leaders for their efforts to hold it together.
He said: “At 29 we can beat our chests and proclaim loud and clear that we have come of age. Our desire to be a leading state in the federation remains resolved.
“We are a state of prayer. We believe that Almighty God also answers prayers. We are not ashamed to attribute our success to God and therefore let us continue to pray for the leadership of the State. We must not give in to pray for growth, progress and peace in the state.
“As we celebrate the 29th anniversary of the founding of Delta State, let’s avoid all divisive trends. Let’s join hands and take our beloved state to enviable heights. “
Oborevwori praised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his visionary leadership and accomplishments since he became governor, saying; “Our governor has done very well and his accomplishments are there for all to see.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate our Governor on the 29th anniversary of the creation of Delta State and implore the Deltans to continue to provide the necessary support.”
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