Written by David Ugbabe
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has sent a congratulatory message to celebrate former Governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi on his 60th Birthday celebration.
A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa commended Mr. Obi’s outstanding leadership and immense contributions to the growth and development of the state, especially when he bequeathed lots of assets to his predecessor and the state. He said, “Your Excellency, your selfless and impressive performance as governor of Anambra has already distinguished you as a great nationalist and among the pride of our great nation.”
The Nation reports that, Governor Okowa described him as a “lesson in fiscal prudence, accountability and transparency to both those in public and private sectors, especially in governance.” He stressed that the former governor’s eight years in office was a prove that he was the right man for the job.
He said, “Since leaving office in 2014, you have remained a great figure and an inspirational leader for our great party in your state and country, and an undisputable model and mentor to younger Nigerians,” he said.
He therefore joined his family, friends and well-wishers to celebrate the former governor on the occasion of his birthday. “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate my dear brother, an outstanding statesman and astute businessman, Mr Peter Obi, on his 60th birth anniversary, he said.