DELTA Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with the Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Owa Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Dr) Emmanuel Efeizomor II, on his 61st coronation anniversary on Sunday.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday in Asaba, the governor described the renowned traditional ruler as a man of peace and extraordinary humility, who had impacted positively on his people and the state.
He said that the monarch’s reign had brought immeasurable transformation and continuous peace to Owa kingdom and beyond.
According to him, I thank God Almighty for the life of our great king because during his reign, great things happened in the kingdom, including the establishment of enduring infrastructure, among others.
Okowa said “It is under your reign that Owa Kingdom produced the Primate of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria, and the Governor of Delta.
“You have done your best to positively impact the development of your kingdom and the state; your humility and friendliness have made you a role model that is loved by all.
“Through dint of hard work and focus, you have continued to grow Owa land as well as ensured that peace continues to prevail across the kingdom and its neighbours.
“As Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, we watch with satisfaction, how as a peace-builder per excellence, you masterfully galvanise your colleagues toward peace, security and support to the government of our dear state.
“And, as a government, we appreciate your good counsel at all times and all you and your colleagues are doing at the grassroots to make governance easier.”
The governor added that on behalf of “my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate you, Your Royal Majesty, Obi (Dr) Emmanuel Efeizomor II, Obi of Owa Kingdom, on the occasion of your 61st coronation anniversary.
“It is my prayer that God grants you many more years on the ancient throne of your forefathers”.