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National Honours: Okowa lauds Wike for doggedness, being ‘great voice’ in Nigeria

Mr Okowa commended Mr Wike for his doggedness in ensuring development and for being a great voice in the party.

• October 22, 2022
Soludo and Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, on Saturday in Asaba, congratulated his Rivers counterpart, Nyesom Wike, on the conferment of the Award of Excellence in Public Service on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Okowa, a fellow Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, commended Mr Wike for his doggedness in ensuring development and for being a great voice in the party.

He noted that Wike was bestowed with the distinguished award in Infrastructure Delivery in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the development of Rivers.

In a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, the Delta governor hailed Mr Wike for his tremendous contributions and sterling infrastructural development in Rivers.

He stressed that Mr Wike’s strides in Rivers were visible to even his critics.

Mr Okowa added that Wike had “performed superlatively for the state and the country and deserved to be honoured with the prestigious award”.

He stressed that Wike had transformed Rivers with various life-changing projects.

“Since you emerged as governor of Rivers, you have left no stone unturned in your quest to bring unprecedented infrastructural and human capacity development to your state.

“As a politician, you have been a great voice in national and contemporary issues facing our great party and country.

“Rivers people can attest to your doggedness, commitment and steadfastness in state’s craftsmanship, which indeed earned you the sobriquet `Mr Projects’.

“On this auspicious occasion of your recognition by Mr President, I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life which has been marked by enduring accomplishments,” Mr Okowa said. 

(NAN)

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