Delta State Governor and Ochuko of Urhobo Nation, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has described the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, JP, as a humble, reliable and dependable ally in his administration’s Stronger Delta vision and in nation building.
The governor whose kind words were contained in a congratulatory message to Delta Speaker, said the latest feather added to his cap as “Lawmaker-Of-The-Year,” by Independent Newspapers Limited, was indeed a true reflection of his enviable performance and achievements as the head of the state Parliament in the current 7th Assembly.
The award, which was organised by the Daily Independent Newspapers Limited in association with African Consolidated Analytical Limited (ACAL), was presented to Oborevwori on Wednesday at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, recalled with gratitude, the Speaker’s sagacity and astute leadership of the legislature, especially the diligent creation of a harmonious atmosphere for debates and exchange of ideas in the interest of the state.
The governor noted that Oborevwori’s patriotism, humility and commitment as head of the 7th Assembly in the state, stood him out deservedly, for the lawmaker-of-the-year award in the entire country.
He expressed grateful to God for the healthy relationship among the three arms of government in the state and prayed God for more wisdom as they journey together to bequeath a Stronger Delta to the people.
He said, “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate you, Mr Speaker, a party stalwart and leader of great value, Rt. Hon. Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, as you are conferred with the Lawmaker-Of-The-Year award by Daily Independent Newspapers Limited.
“Mr Speaker, your indefatigable role in the passing of crucial Bills in the State Assembly no doubt places out parliament under your leadership as one of the most vibrant and productive in the country.
“By all standards, you have made your mark in the legislature and I am glad that you have used your privileged position to render quality service to our great state and humanity.
“I remain proud of the lofty accomplishments you and your colleagues achieved so far in terms of passing people-oriented Bills and Resolutions for good governance and growth of our state.
“As you deservedly celebrate this award, it is my prayer that Almighty God continues to bless you with robust health and many more achievements.”
In the same vein, Coalition for Media Politics, CMP, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has felicitated with Speaker Oborevwori, describing him as a diligent, transparent, honest and vibrant leader whose multifaceted achievements will be remembered decades after his productive and result oriented tenure as head of the state Parliament.
CMP in a goodwill message by its State Chairman, Chief Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, JP, rejoiced with Mr Speaker, state legislators and Deltans, over the prestigious Award, and urged the 7th Assembly to sustain the watertight cooperation existing between the three arms of government, to further enhance peace, progressive and economic prosperity for the state and all Deltans, while maintaining independent status.
“We join our amiable governor and good people of Delta State, to facilitate with Speaker Oborevwori, over the Award of Lawmaker-of-the-Year bestowed on him by Daily Independent Newspapers Ltd, one of the leading national print media organisations in Nigeria.
“Your enviable track records and absolute dedication to duty singled you out as the best among equals in the nation’s states’ Parliament, an indication of the foreseeable next level in your political career.
“CMP is proud of your unblemished character and person, and we are indeed favourably disposed to associate with your pedigree and dignity as an enigma in legislative affairs and a dependable ally of our platinum governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Ochuko R’Urhobo Okowa.
“We pray God to grant you uncommon wisdom, good health, sustained inestimable humility, divine bravery and resources needed for you to consistently excel in your political career, and to take you smoothly and effortlessly to your next level,” CMP prayed.