Delta Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Obi Chike Edozien, on his 97th birth anniversary.
Okowa in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, said the Monarch has provided purposeful leadership for his people since ascending the throne.
He pointed out that it was on record that Asaba has witnessed a comprehensive turn-around in infrastructural development, including environmental upgrade during Prof. Edozien’s reign.
According to the Governor, the Asaba Monarch has in the past 30 years on the throne of his ancestors, contributed immensely to making Asaba a “home for all”, and therefore, deserved to be celebrated on this special occasion of his birth anniversary.
He joined the Edozien family and people of Asaba at home and in the diaspora in celebrating the Nonagenarian Monarch, “scholar per excellence, bridge-builder and elder statesman on this landmark in the journey of his life’’.
Okowa prayed that God would continue to bless the renowned traditional ruler with great wisdom, good health and strength to continue leading the people of his kingdom.
He commended the erudite Professor and Monarch for his contributions to the prevalence of peace in the State and for being a good host to Deltans and Nigerians as the traditional ruler of the capital city of Delta.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I warmly felicitate with His Royal Majesty,
Obi Professor Chike Edozien, CFR, the Asagba of Asaba, on the occasion of his 97th birth anniversary.
“We pray that the Almighty God will continue to imbue you with deserving wisdom as you ensure that your domain is replete with peace and development for the pleasure of your people and residents of Asaba and the environs,” the Governor stated.