The Deputy Speaker of Delta State, Rt. Hon Ochor Christopher Ochor, has called for the preservation of the existing peace in the state, to enable state government channel its efforts to developing the economic, infrastructure and other vital needs.
The Deputy Speaker made the call in his goodwill message on the occasion of the 30th anniversary celebration of the state, in which he also congratulating Deltans and the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
In a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Enebeli on Thursday, August 26, 2021 Rt. Hon. Ochor stated that one of the vital elements for development is peace, as nothing can be achieved in a society that thrives in rancour and hatred, but only where there is peace.
“As we celebrate our 30 years of existence as a state, I call on the good people of Delta State to ensure that the peace which we enjoy today is sustained, to enable the policies of the government be channeled to the development of more infrastructure and other vital and economic needs, that will affect lives of all positively.
“As we are aware, peace is a vital element of development, and without it nothing can be achieved, especially in a society that is constantly consumed with crises.”
Hon Ochor said the past and present governments and Deltans have tried since the creation of the state, as both parties have continued to pursue the path of peace, which has brought the state to same level with other states created before her. He further called on Deltans to continue to pray for the state, and the present Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa so that the policy of a Stronger Delta will be attained.
“I congratulate Deltans, past governments, and the current government led by Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as we all have continued to pursue part of peace, and this can be noticed with the rate we had developed, compared to those before us, and those created same day with our dear state Delta.
‘To continue to witness fast and even development, let us continue to pursue peace, through prayer. I congratulate all Deltans, and the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.” He stated.