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Dec 6, 2021

The Publisher, members of Editorial Board, Management, and staff of The Ika Weekly Newspaper, congratulate the Executive Governor of the State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa on the commissioning of the new state-of-the-art Central Secretariat Complex by the nation’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, November 30, 2021.

Comrade Norbert Chiazor, a media aide to Governor Okowa, described the new Secretariat as a sprawling spectacle of Olympian ar­chitecture rolling up to seven stairs at the peak, kissing the skyline of Asaba in an amazing elegance. Viewed from its vintage location on the Maryam Baban­gida Way, it sits on delicate brilliance like a colourful peacock displaying its feath­ers in pampered sanctuary’,  The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his part described it as the governor’s legacies of inspirational and visionary leadership in Delta State.

Beyond these descriptions, there exist other reasons why this latest delivery of democracy dividend to the state by the Governor Okowa led administration deserves the praise of Deltans.


Very fundamental, in the past six/seven years of his administration, Governor Okowa has through inspirational and visionary leadership in Delta State, become reputed for massive infrastructural development/deployment in the state. His feat in the area of road construction earned him ‘Road Master” as a title.

Again, the naming of the complex after the Asagba of Asaba and Nigeria’s oldest professor, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien, also says something new and different.  More than anything else, it portrays the Governor as someone that loves/cherishes and has respect for the traditional institutions. In view of this fact, it is our prayer that since he respects the elderly, he will live long to be respected by the upcoming generations.

As the celebration of the new civil service building which many believe is presently the best in the country and ready to provide the state’s workforce with a functional environment that would bring out the best in them, we call all the civil servants in the state to reciprocate the Governor Okowa’s good gesture by supporting his administration desire to finish strong.

Finally, the Ika Weekly Newspaper calls on the Governor to put in place, machinery that will maintain this major monument/splendour of the authority of government. Lack of maintenance culture must not be associated with this magnificent edifice.

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