The Holy Bible in Proverbs 22:1 told us that a good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

It is on this note that the Delta State Governor Sen Ifeanyi Okowa in the past has maintained the standard of the Holy Bible by abstaining from evil and holding on to Good.

Gov. Okowa who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at a young age of 22 years from the University of Ibadan has displayed a highly developed craftsmanship and has continuously affected people around him and beyond at his early life till date.

Between 1991 and 1993, Gov. Okowa served with great diligence and outstanding success first as Secretary to the Ika Local Government and later Pioneer Chairman, Ika North-East Local Government Council (1991-1993).

Going further, due to his hard work, loyalty, honesty and dedication, he served with diligence and outstanding patriotism in the following positions: Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources (July 1999 to April 2001); Hon. Commissioner for Water Resources Development (April 2001 – May 2003) and Hon. Commissioner for Health (September 2003 – October 2006) Under the Chief James Ibori Administration.

In June, 2007, he was appointed Secretary to the State Government (SSG). He had an enriched experience in the coordination of government activities, policies, and programmes. He resigned in July 2010 to contest the Senatorial election for Delta North Senatorial District, an election he won convincingly.

As Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the 7th Senate of the National Assembly, Dr Okowa was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health. During his time in the Senate, he sponsored 12 bills on the floor of the Senate, prominent among which is the National Health Act. In addition to his primary assignment as a Federal lawmaker, Dr. Okowa attracted laudable projects to Delta North Senatorial District. The people witnessed tremendous transformation in the areas of roads construction, primary healthcare facilities, installation of solar powered street lights, and water projects amongst others.

Due to his antecedents, in 2015, Deltans voted him as Governor of Delta State. As Delta State Governor, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa came into office with five point agenda encapsulated in the acronym SMART which means; Strategic Wealth creation projects and provision of jobs for all Deltans; Meaningful peace building platforms aimed at political and social harmony; Agricultural reforms and accelerated industrialization; Relevant Health and Education policies; Transformed environment through urban renewal.”

He met a huge debt profile which he never wished for but being a man who hate blames and complaints, he started well with the invention of remarkable projects spread across the state. As at today, Delta State Under the administration of Gov. Okowa has witnessed tremendous transformation.

It is on this note that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was selected and has successfully delivered a lecture titled “Good Governance for Wealth Creation and Sustainable Development: Experience and Lessons” at the 2017 edition of University of Ibadan Alumni Lecture organised by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

Not only that he delivered a lecture, he was also honoured with Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award.

For a better tomorrow , let’s live a life of positive record.


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