In a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, Governor Okowa extolled the leadership qualities and astute contributions of Senator Ekweremadu towards Nigeria’s democracy saying,
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I wish to felicitate with the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, a party stalwart and leader of inestimable value Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu, CFR, on the occasion of his 54th birthday anniversary celebration”.
“Your Excellency, the immeasurable and invaluable contributions you have made to national development is indelible in the minds of Nigerians. Your life symbolizes the assured reward for single-minded commitment to the ideals of diligence, humility, perseverance, focus and dedicated service”, the statement added.
Gov. Okowa also described the Deputy President of the Senate as a patriotic Nigerian whose reelection as Deputy Senate President for the third time in a row is unparalleled. The Governor noted that Ike Oha Ndigbo, as he is fondly called is no doubt a patriotic Nigerian and a gentleman par excellence, a team player and above all, a God fearing Nigerian.
He expressed his appreciation to Senator Ekweremadu for having been such an amiable and able leader in the Senate and on behalf of himself, his family, the Government and people of Delta State, prayed God Almighty to guide, protect and grant the Deputy Senate President more fruitful years of contribution to the nation.