The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Monday Igbuya, on Saturday commended Deltans at home and abroad for projecting the state in positive direction.
He also paid homage to prominent personalities who laid the foundation of the state.
Igbuya who spoke to journalists in Asaba on the journey traversed and the tasks to accomplish in the period ahead said the Sixth Assembly in its first year made tremendous progress.
“We have accomplished great tasks. However, we can never consider what we have achieved to be sufficient. We are determined to accomplish even more and greater tasks. We shall raise Delta State to the level of the most prosperous in the country” he said.
The Speaker who described members of the Delta State House of Assembly as noble characters not only demonstrated his conviction about collective governance but commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his judicious use of resources and meticulous planning to overcome potential challenges.
“Government is a serious business and if we ever hope to set out of the nation’s grim economic predicament, we must of necessity employ the fundamental principles of serious business”
He promised that the current administration would deepen the socio-economic and political development of the state.
“The current administration will put in place extensive infrastructural facilities and services with equitable and fair spatial outreach in order to better the standard and quality of life of all citizens. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in Delta State will narrow the urban-rural development gap and reduce socio-economic disparities” he said.
Igbuya, a selfless, pragmatic and humble leader, enjoined the people to reach for the highest goals.
“We have the great responsibility to carve out a better future and to make all possible efforts for the peace and prosperity of Delta State”
“Delta State House of Assembly has done the people proud. It has created and developed the institutions that are necessary for the development of the state” he added.