Wike, A Budding Nationalist At 50—Okowa
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has felicitated with his Rivers State counterpart, Barr. Nyesom Wike, (CON) as he turns 50 years on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, in Asaba on Tuesday, Governor Okowa eulogized Wike’s tremendous contributions and outstanding accomplishments in the service of his State and country.
According to Governor Okowa, “the sterling contributions of Governor Wike to the development of Rivers State and Nigeria is legendary and worthy of commendation”.
Governor Okowa noted that Wike has transformed Rivers state with the various developmental projects embarked upon by his administration.
"The emergence of Nyesom Wike as Governor of Rivers State has ushered in a plethora of unprecedented infrastructural and human capacity development in the State, adding "Governor Wike's selfless and impressive political and developmental achievements in the past two years in office has placed his name on the sands of time as an emerging nationalist and a man to look out for in the future political development of the country.
"The birth of great men is heralded by great events and are usually for a mission. Rivers people can attest to your doggedness, commitment and steadfastness in State craftsmanship as reflected in the monumental achievements in infrastructural development of your state.
"Your unrelenting, hardworking, benevolent, magnanimous, dependable and commitment to excellence has indeed earned you the title "Mr Projects".
"On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, i congratulate a gentleman of honour, courage and integrity, a leading light of this generation, a consummate politician of our time and a courageous democratic, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike on his 50th birthday.
“In the contemporary politics of Nigeria, Governor Nyesom Wike has become an important factor as an emerging nationalist. He doesn’t pretend and his voice is heard across the land. He identifies with the people, loves his people, he is working for them and the people love him.
“On the auspicious occasion of your 50th birthday anniversary, I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life which has been marked by outstanding accomplishments and enduring fulfillment," Okowa said.