GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has felicitated with former Head of Service and Secretary to the defunct Bendel State Government, Chief Patrick Onyeobi, as he clocks 87.
Okowa in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, described Onyeobi, who is the Iyase of Asaba, as a quintessential administrator and community leader whose leadership credentials were sterling.
According to the governor, the Octogenarian has unwavering commitment to humanity and outstanding accomplishments in life which had stood him out as a great mentor and role model, would continue to inspire the younger generation.
“Chief Onyeobi is a great symbol of the traditional institution of Asaba and has left indelible footprints on the sands of time.
“As you turn 87 years today, we celebrate you and all that you have accomplished through your humble beginnings to the zenith of your illustrious career having risen to become Head of Service and Secretary to the defunct Bendel State Government.
“You have continued to bring your leadership acumen to bear in the entire Asaba and beyond and we celebrate your immeasurable contributions to advancing the course of our dear state and nation.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I heartily rejoice with an elder statesman and administrator par excellence, a perfect gentleman and community leader of immense repute, Chief Patrick Onyeobi, the Iyase of Asaba on his 87th birth anniversary.
“While I felicitate with you on this joyous occasion, please accept my best wishes and the deepest goodwill of my government because you have served your state and community with great commitment and excellence.
”You should be proud of this legacy which I am convinced that the people of Asaba and Deltans will always hold you dear to their heart to tap from your rich and overflowing fountain of wisdom,” the governor said.