1 By Ifeanyi Olannye
5 According to Okowa, since Diri took the saddle of governance in Bayelsa, Yenagoa, the capital and other parts of the state have seen remarkable improvements in terms of infrastructure and aesthetics.
6 He praised the governor for his determination to make a difference in the state, including hard work to achieve universal health coverage for the Bayelsans.
7 “I must congratulate you, my dear brother Governor, for your achievements already recognized in the development of your State during the short time that you have dominated.
9 “Your Excellency, it should be noted that you are providing universal health coverage and improving health facilities for the people of Bayelsa, and I must congratulate you on that.
10 “Your selfless and impressive beginnings as governor of Bayelsa have already distinguished you as an emerging nationalist and one to watch in the emerging political firmament of our country.
11 “I must also recognize your unwavering commitment to the course of the South-South region, especially as we face the challenges that prevail in the region and the country.
12 “On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Delta, I congratulate a man of honor and integrity, an accomplished politician and a budding nationalist, Senator Douye Diri, on his 62nd birthday of birth.
13 “I am extremely proud of your great accomplishments in the short time you have been running your state.
14 “I urge you to continue to use your God-given exalted position to conscientiously serve your people.
15 “On this auspicious occasion of your birthday, I join your family, friends and supporters in thanking Almighty God for your life which has been marked by divine favor and outstanding achievement,” Okowa added. (NAA)