The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, indicated that the former President of Nigeria, Dr. Obasanjo, remains the conscience of the nation.
Okowa acknowledged that former President Obasanjo has continued to provide patriotic and unrelenting service to the country and humanity.
The governor said that Obasanjo had contributed hugely to the peace and unity of Nigeria, noting that the former president had also maintained a consistent voice on the issues of Nigeria and Africa.
Governor Okowa commended Dr. Obasanjo for his commitments to re-building Nigeria, stating that Nigeria recorded the best economic reforms during the Obasanjo administration.
Okowa declared: “It was during his tenure that reforms that repositioned banking, communications, health sectors and pension matters were paved the way for.
“On the occasion of your 84th birth anniversary on Friday, I heartily rejoice with you and your family on behalf of the government and people of Delta State.
“As a country, Nigeria benefited immensely from your leadership at various times as several key infrastructure and economic reforms were the hallmarks of your leadership.
“Even at 84, you have continued to give yourself to the service of our nation through your fatherly advice.
“I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life and to pray that He continues to bless you with robust health, guidance, protection and enduring provisions.
“I wish you, our dear father, a well-deserved 84th birth anniversary celebration.”
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