– State executives in Nigeria have started releasing their new year messages for 2021
– In Delta state, the new year message of the governor is filled with hope and optimism for a better year
– Governor Ifeanyi Okowa also used the opportunity to remind Deltans on the dangers of COVID-19
The governor of Delta, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged the people of the state to approach the new year, 2021, with great optimism for more and greater positive impact on their lives by his administration.
He made the call in his New Year message and remarked that 2020 was a very challenging period for the state, its people, the nation and even the international community.
In the message seen by Legit.ng on Thursday, December 31, Governor Okowa reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to providing quality and enhanced service delivery to Deltans.
He expressed confidence that God would perfect everything concerning Delta and Nigeria in the new year.
He urged the people of the state to remain prayerful and trusting that God would do new things for them and the state in the new year.
The governor added that his administration had in the last five years kept faith in his promises to the people in spite of the continued shortfall in revenue projections.
“We have been doing our best to ensure that the developmental needs of the state are attended to by applying the level of prudence and ingenuity that the present challenges demand.”
He urged Deltans to remain peaceful and live in peace with their neighbours which, according to him, is the core element of the stronger Delta agenda.
Recall that Governor Okowa recently said his administration took the empowerment of youths seriously because engagement of young people would engender peace in the state.
He stated that his administration was doing a lot in skill acquisition because he believes that no amount of projects will bring peace to the communities if the youths and women were not gainfully engaged.
Similarly, Governor Okowa recently stated that women empowerment needs to be tackled with concerted action to bridge the widening inequality gap in Nigeria and Africa.
According to him, both experts and policymakers agree that empowering women, especially the poor rural women, is fundamental to economic development in Nigeria.
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