From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed optimism that the New Year, 2020 will be characterised by sustainable development as the state government remains irrevocably committed to the Stronger Delta vision.
The governor stated this in his New Year Message to the people of the state, and urged them to remain united and focused on the course of developing the state, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political differences.
In the message contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on Tuesday, Okowa felicitated with Deltans and all Nigerians as they stepped into 2020 and expressed gratitude to God for the grace granted Delta and its citizens in 2019.
While praying for unity, peace and development in the state, which he noted, was the plank of his Stronger Delta vision, he urged the people to remain supportive of government, saying that peace remained the bedrock of meaningful development in any society.
The governor expressed hope that 2020 would be a year of fulfillment as the state remained on the right trajectory to sustainable development.
According to him, “ given our modest strides in the past five years, I have no doubt that with the same level of cooperation from the good people of Delta, we will achieve more in all facets of governance.
“I am optimistic of a stronger Delta in 2020, because of the support I enjoy from the legislature, the judiciary, the civil service, traditional and religious leaders and my team of political appointees.”