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NIGERIA @ 57: Rededicate yourselves to Nigeria’s growth, Okowa tells elite

By Grand News on 01/10/2017

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•Governor Okowa
•Governor Okowa

AS Nigeria marks the 57th Independence Anniversary, Delta State Governor, Se. Ifeanyi Okowa has tasked Nigerians, especially, the elite to rededicate themselves to the progress and growth of the
country.
Governor Okowa who spoke at a well-attended Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service to commemorate the event which featured cultural dances and parades by military and para-military organizations on Sunday  in Asaba, said Nigeria’s independence was a product of
sustained struggle by its founding fathers.
The ceremony was attended by the wife of the Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, Senators James Manager and Peter Nwaboshi, Mrs Amaechi Mrakpor and Victor Nwakolo of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori,Speaker of the State House Of Assembly, Chief Judge  of Delta State,Justice Marshal Umukoro, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Stella Oghene, Traditional Rulers, Religious leaders and top government functionaries.
“The pride of belonging to an independent country imposes a huge responsibility on us, and we, particularly the elite, have extra responsibility to dedicate our services and lives to the progress of
the nation,” the Governor said, stating, “today, we are gathered to celebrate this great national event, the 57thindependence anniversary of our dear country, it was a product of sustained struggle by the
founding fathers of this great country and it is a thing of joy that our President, Muhammadu Buhari is doing a lot to keep the country as one indivisible and progressive nation that can take its pride of
place among the  comity of nations.”
He emphasized, “this celebration affords us the opportunity to make a critical analysis of our progress so far and to reinvigorate us to tackle new and unfolding challenges by drawing lessons from both our
strengths and weaknesses.”
The Governor reiterated, “we need to rededicate ourselves to the service of this great nation.”
While commending Deltans for their patience, steadfastness and commitment despite the economic recession that hit the country, Governor Okowa used the occasion to reassure the people of his
administration’s commitment to deliver on its prosperity agenda for all Deltans.
According to him, “I urge you to remain resilient; we should not be consumed by our petty differences; rather, we should be united by our common humanity, because we are stronger together, no part of the
State is more special than the other, together, we can make progress with our collective efforts and work towards the Delta State where we should all be proud to belong.”
The Governor observed that traditional rulers, religious leaders,opinion leaders, civil society groups, the media and other stakeholders in the Nigeria project have played vital roles in sustaining the country, urged the people to jealously guard the democratic institutions.
“Your incisive criticisms and counsel have helped to stabilise the polity and stay the hands of those who would have either abused or exploited the unfettered freedom that democracy affords citizens of
the country,” the Governor asserted.
At the service, the Guest Preacher, Snr. Apostle Sylvanus Okorote in a sermon titled “Nigeria’s Dryness Is Over,” said that the economic recession is over but the country need to manage to continue to stay
out of the recession and ensure growth.
The occasion witnessed march past by the police and other para-military agencies and traditional dances from various groups in the state.

Source Grand News

Posted 01/10/2017 5:17:32 PM

 

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