Okowa Salutes Osinbajo on 63rd Birthday


Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on his 63rd birthday, describing his contribution to the stability and growth of the Nigerian economy as particularly commendable.

Okowa said that Osinbajo’s role in the promotion of peace in the Niger Delta must be appreciated while thanking God with his family on the occasion of his birthday.

In a statement issued in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, the governor recalled with gratitude the vice president’s contribution to the restoration of peace in the Niger Delta as well as his role in his capacity as Chairman, National Economic Council (NEC).

The vice-president deserves some commendation for his leadership role in improving the nation’s economy as Chairman of National Economic Council (NEC), the governor said, adding that his “selfless service to the nation and his many accomplishments in personal and public life” readily come to mind at a time like this.

Ifeajika quoted Okowa as saying, “As Chairman of the National Economic Council, you have played significant roles in the growth and development of the nation’s economy and we can’t thank you enough.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate His Excellency, the Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as he celebrates his 63rd birth anniversary.

“Your Excellency, the ideals of uncommon patriotism, unparalleled humility and sterling leadership qualities which you epitomise are worthy traits that will continue to inspire us in our Stronger Delta vision.

“As you celebrate this day, it is my prayer and that of Deltans, that God will continue to bless you with good health, wisdom and many more years in the service of God and country.”