The Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has lauded his deputy, Barr Kingsley Otuaro for his immense contributions to the realization of the administration’s prosperity programmes tagged the SMART Agenda.
Okowa gave the commendation in Warri during his New Year visit to Otuaro.
He added that the impact of the SMART Agenda will be manifested greatly in 2016.
The governor revealed that the foundation of his administration’s master plan has been laid in the last six months.
He expressed hope that the state will witness unprecedented transformation in 2016, insisting that the dwindling oil price in the international market will not derail his set targets for the state.
Okowa further revealed that the restructuring of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, was a deliberate effort to allow the commission bring development to the areas where oil exploration and exploitation are being carried out.
He promised that a stakeholders summit will soon be held in efforts to enhance security and restructure the education sub-sector in the state.
An elated Otuaro in his speech said the Okowa administration would fulfil all electioneering promises because it is sitting on the divine hands of God.
The deputy governor said the bills sent to the State House of Assembly by the governor after few days in office, the youth entrepreneurial programmes, and other steps taken to address the socio-economic and infrastructural deficit were clear indications that the state was on right course.
Otuaro also assured Okowa of the support of Delta South Senatorial District for the administration, while promising Deltans that their basic needs will continue to receive prompt attention from the government.
On hand at the residence of Otuaro to welcome Governor Okowa, were his wife, Mrs Ebierin Otuaro, Senator James Manager, Commissioners, political appointees from Delta South and Central senatorial districts as well as Chief Sheriff Oboroweri.

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