By Dave Okpogadie, Asaba
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated Chief Festus Keyamo (SAN), on his appointment as minister of State, Niger Delta.
In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba, Okowa said Keyamo’s appointment was well-deserved, considering his antecedents as a lawyer of repute.
He urged Keyamo to bring his wealth of experience to bear on his new job in order to address the myriad of challenges be-devilling the Niger Delta.
While lauding him on his achievements as an eminent legal practitioner, Okowa expressed confidence that the new minister would use his office to attract infrastructural development to Delta and the Niger Delta.
He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate our illustrious son, Chief Festus Keyamo (SAN), on his appointment as minister of state, Niger Delta.
“Given the antecedents of Olorogun Keyamo as a brilliant and cerebral lawyer, I have no doubt that he will bring his wealth of experience to bear in changing the current narrative of infrastructural deficit, poverty and environmental degradation in the Niger Delta.”
While thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for finding an illustrious Deltan worthy to serve in his cabinet, Governor Okowa pledged the commitment of Delta State to partner the ministry of Niger Delta for effective development in Delta, especially in infrastructure and human capital development of the people.