Rt. Hon. Ochor Ochor, Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly.
The Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor has felicitated with the State government and Deltans as the state marks 28 years today as one of the 36 states that make up the Nigerian federation, and prayed for a more united and economically viable state with time.
The Deputy Speaker in a statement today, Monday, August 26, 2019, said that despite the various challenges that had affected the state, especially the issue of ethnic differences, the government at various times had been able to pull all stakeholders with their political differences together, and this has helped in the development that the state has witnessed.
Rt. Hon Ochor further stated that with the government of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the policy on stronger Delta in his second term, Deltans should give the government the needed support to place the state in its rightful place in the committee of states in the country in the area of security, economic development, entrepreneurship and business development and other factors that will make the state stronger and viable.
“Today, August 27, 2019, our state, Delta marks 28 years of existence, and as we know, at the beginning, it was a tough one, as we experienced crises at different levels and loss of trust, and at a time lives of many Deltans, young and old. It was a period of dark history of our existence as a people.
“However, we have overcome that era, and we are now in the new era, ones of socio- economic development of a state to achieve a goal, and that can be seen in the economic and social policies of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, under the able leadership of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in the new mantra of a Stronger Delta. Let us therefore, as we celebrate join hands with the government to permanently place the state among the committee of states that have a strong social and economic base; a state which we all will be proud of,” he stated.