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Delta enjoying peace, progress in hard times – Oborevwori

Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta says the state has enjoyed peace and progress in hard times within the first year of his administration without borrowing money.

Oborevwori stated this on Sunday at the 1st Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the 8th Delta House of Assembly.

The service was held at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 34 Headquarters, Unity Model Parish, Asaba.

The governor proudly said that the state had recorded impressive progress in infrastructural and human capital development despite the economic downturn bedevilling the country.

“God has been faithful in the affairs of the state as people who live outside this state don’t know what we are enjoying; we are enjoying peace and progress.

“There is also abundance for us in this hard time in Nigeria; Delta has not borrowed in the last one year.

“You can see that members of the state house of assembly are shining,” he said.

Oborevwori, however, urged the lawmakers to continue to serve their constituents with the fear of God.

According to him, God will continue to bless the state to become one of the best states in the country.

The Speaker of the assembly, Mr Dennis Guwor, said the house needed to thank God for His mercy upon the lawmakers and for keeping them through their first year in office.

The assembly was inaugurated on June 13, 2023.

Guwor said the assembly was unique in having one of its own and a former presiding officer of the house as governor.

“Governor Oborevwori understands perfectly the workings of the state house of assembly, hence we have enjoyed a robust partnership with the executive.

“My colleagues respect the leadership of the house and there has been lots of cooperation among members; I thank them for their support and partnership,” he said.

Guwor, commending residents for selecting the best out of the state to represent them in the assembly, promised the house would not fail them.

According to him, the house received 18 bills from the executive and private-member, of which nine had been passed and three already assented.

Meanwhile, in his sermon, the host pastor, Olufemi Olumide, says thanksgiving is the key that opens all doors.

Olumide commended the assembly for appreciating God with a thanksgiving service.

Olumide said the 8th Assembly was unique as it represented a new beginning in the affairs of the state legislature.

The occasion, he said, had accommodated Christ at the state’s centre of affairs.

Meanwhile, the governor unveiled the 8th Assembly “Legislative Agenda”.

The Legislative Agenda is the policy thrust of the eighth assembly that is expected to guide it in the next three years.

Dignitaries at the occasion include the Wife of the Governor, Mrs Tobore Oborevwori; the Deputy Governor, Sir Monday Onyeme; the immediate past Deputy Governor, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro and others.

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