From ONYEKA CHUKWU in Awka•
Former Senate President, Senator David Mark has described Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as a worthy ambassador of the upper legislative chamber.
Senator Mark noted that Okowa’s silent revolution in terms of infrastructural development in Delta state is a testimony that he is effectively combining legislative and executive experiences to develop the oil rich state.
Senator Mark in a congratulatory message to Okowa on his 59th birthday noted that, “Okowa is a focused and result oriented administrator.
The number of projects so far executed by the Okowa’s administration in Delta state, the peace and unity on account of equity and justice to all gives me a sense of pride that his Senate experience is paying off”.
Senator Mark was the President of the 7th Senate during which Okowa served as chairman Senate Committee on health.
According to Senator Mark, “I can only add that you (Okowa) sustain and indeed improve on these giant strides in Delta state. The people deserve nothing less”.
He noted that Okowa is upholding tenaciously the manifesto of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which the governor translated to “prosperity for all Deltans”.
Mark recalled that Okowa couldn’t afford to do less judging from his experiences as secretary to local government, council chairman, commissioner, secretary to the state government, Senator of the Federal Republic and now a governor.
He has wealth of experiences in leadership and administration, which he is bringing to bear. Okowa is an asset and I am sure the people of Delta are proud of him”, Senator Mark added