By; Jacob Onjewu Dickson
Lawmakers of the Delta State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, praised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Speaker, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya and other principal officers of the House for strengthening the bond of unity, fostering the spirit of oneness, enhancing development and promoting good governance.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker Delta State House of Assembly, Ebireri Henry Ovie, the lawmakers also passed a vote of confidence on the Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya and other principal officers of the House.
This followed a motion moved by the representative of Warri South 11 state constituency, Barrister Dennis Omovie (PDP), during the proceedings in the legislature.
Omovie, who is the Chairman, House Committee on DESOPADEC, commended Governor Okowa for his sterling performance and integrity.
“Whereas there is no gainsaying that Nigeria and by extension Delta State suffered dangerous drop in her revenue being a mono- driven economy. Whereas there is no correspondent drop in the very high expectations of the citizenry and by extension our various constituents”.
Specifically, he praised Governor Okowa for representing the interests and the desires of the people.
“We in Delta State can walk tall in the midst of this dangerous paucity of resources because we are blessed with a man who is a wonderful manager. Governor Okowa is managing Delta State as if there is surplus. He is giving to Delta State and Deltans what they expect”.
He also praised Okowa, Igbuya and others for strengthening the state’s economy, expanding job opportunities and reducing spending.
“My colleagues, I therefore move that a vote of confidence be passed on this wonderful manager, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the leadership of this hallowed chambers for their strides and the wonderful leadership they have given Delta State thus far” he said.
A member of the PDP, Hon Ayiba Tonye Timi, who represents Patani state constituency, seconded the motion.
Later, the House unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the Governor, Speaker and the other principal officers.