The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has set up an eight-man organising committee towards the celebration of the state’s 25 years of existence.
The Delta State Press Unit said in a statement on Sunday that Okowa announced the inauguration of the state’s silver jubilee planning committee at a recent press conference held in Asaba, the state capital.
The governor, according to the statement, advised the committee to organise a celebration that would harness the unity and peace that bound the various ethnic groups in the state together.
Okowa, who spoke through the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said the anniversary, which would be driven by the private sector, was aimed at appraising the achievements of the state in the last 25 years.
“This administration resolved to celebrate Delta @ 25 to take stock of the journey so far, achievements recorded and plot further and better approaches at peaceful co-existence among the various ethnic groups, new development paradigm and refocusing the fundamentals of government to achieve greater and result-oriented improvements in the lives of our people,” Okowa said.