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Okowa extols Ekweremadu at 55

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as he turns 55 years on Friday 12th May, 2017.

In a congratulatory message on Friday in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa extolled the leadership qualities and astute contributions of Senator Ekweremadu towards Nigeria’s democracy saying, "Ekweremadu deserves an enviable place in history for his gargantuan contributions to the Senate over the years.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I wish to felicitate with the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, a party stalwart and leader of inestimable value, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu, CFR, on the occasion of his 55th birthday anniversary celebration.

“Your Excellency, the immeasurable and invaluable contributions you have made to national development is indelible in the minds of Nigerians. Your life symbolizes the assured reward for single-minded commitment to the ideals of diligence, humility, perseverance, focus and dedicated service”, the statement added.

Gov. Okowa further eulogised Deputy President of the Senate as a patriotic Nigerian with the political dexterity and ability to navigate the contours of the National Assembly as Deputy Senate President for the third time in a row. The Governor noted that Ike Oha Ndigbo, as he is fondly called is no doubt a gentleman par excellence, a team player and above all, a God fearing Nigerian.

He expressed his appreciation to Senator Ekweremadu for being such an amiable and able leader in the Senate, and on behalf of himself, his family, the Government and people of Delta State, prayed God Almighty to guide, protect and grant the Deputy Senate President more fruitful years of contribution to nation building.

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