Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has reaffirmed the conviction to promote the collective aspirations and realization of the Nigerian project, regardless of the disturbances threatening the oneness of the country.
Speaking yesterday in Asaba while hosting Senior Course 44 officers/participants of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, to a gala nite after their study tour across the state, Governor Okowa who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, Governor Okowa stressed that the learning experiences availed by such tours will enable the nation to navigate through its trying times to build a society hinged on hope, equity and social justice, notwithstanding its diversities.
He said that the state government has, over the years, articulated and developed programmes for socio-economic development for the purpose of improving the security of the nation, solidarity and welfare of its people along with the teeming population of non-indigenes within its territorial space.
According to Okowa, ” Our faith in promoting the collective aspiration of the Nigerian people has been the commitments and sacrifices that Delta State routinely makes for the advancement of the Nigerian project”.
He said that the state remains devoted to this vision which is recommended to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic nationality, religion, creed or social status to enable the nation to overcome the security and other socio-economic challenges that currently confronts us.
In his remarks, the Deputy Commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Rear Admiral Patrick Nwatu, commended the state government for its laudable achievements in every sector of the economy.
He said the study tour across the state had exposed them to the developmental strides of the governor.
He thanked the governor and the people of the state for the warm reception accorded them during their visit.