Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa says House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, deserves to be celebrated for what he calls “his exemplary and remarkable leadership qualities in the legislature”.
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu to mark Dogara’s 51st birthday anniversary, says he has watched the Speaker’s leadership and political trajectory with keen interest and discovered that he is one of Nigeria’s most talented yet untainted politicians who has demonstrated amazing leadership qualities in his service to the nation.
The statement read, “On behalf of the Government and people of Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa warmly felicitates with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, as he turns 51 years.
“Governor Okowa joins the National Assembly, friends and family of the charismatic Speaker in celebrating 51 years of remarkable achievements and service to mankind.
“The Governor extols Dogara’s humility, simplicity and discipline in providing unblemished leadership for the lower house for over three years by creating a harmonious atmosphere for debates and passing of bills.
“Governor Okowa affirms that the Speaker’s personal attributes of selflessness, maturity and friendliness have contributed immensely to the relationship between the Executive and the Legislature, resulting in the passage of bills that have direct impact on Nigerians.
“Recalling his personal interactions with the Speaker, and having followed his political trajectory in the House of Representatives, Governor Okowa believes Nigeria’s future is bright with exemplary leaders like Speaker Dogara.
“Governor Okowa prays that the Almighty God will grant the Speaker longer life, good health and wisdom to serve the country and humanity.”