REASON BEHIND GOV OKOWA CONGRATULATRY MESSAGE TO IBB ON HIS BIRTHDAY!
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has described former Nigeria’s President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) as a nationalist whose legacy as the eight Nigeria’s Head of State will always stand him out as a towering nationalist.
Governor Okowa in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu today – 16th of August 2016 commemorate General Babangida’s 75th birthday stated that the world, especially, Deltans deserve to join IBB in celebration.
According to him, “IBB is an icon, a nationalist whose impact as President is still being felt in the country and in the diaspora, he occupies a special place in the hearts of government and people of Delta State because, but for his interest to enthroning an egalitarian society, where love for the nation supersedes personal interest, Deltans would have still been agitating for their own state.”
“IBB created Delta State in 1991 and as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of our dear state, we remember his astute and sagacious contributions towards the realization of our dream state.
“As a State, a lot has been achieved since it’s creation and as we showcase our achievements to the world while working towards harnessing our potentials as a people, we owe you, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida a great deal of appreciation for making this dream a reality.
“We are happy that as a worthy son-in-law of our state, his 75th birthday is coinciding with our rolling out of drums to celebrate 25 years of a progressive Delta State,” the governor said, adding, “the Government and people of Delta State wish to use this medium to congratulate Gen. Babangida as he celebrates 75 eventful, historical years on earth; we wish him happy more years of active contribution to the growth of our dear country, Nigeria and development of humanity.”