Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s recovery from ill health deserves a celebration.
Okowa stated this on Sunday during an inter-denominational anniversary thanksgiving service to mark the 26th year of the state creation at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in Asaba, the state capital.
He said those wishing the president dead are heartless people whom God has put to shame by bringing him back alive.
The governor also beckoned on Nigerians to promote what would unite the country rather than vices that would tear the nation apart, saying We must be cautious of the statement we make because, the unity of this country is what all of us must work to sustain and we also must learn to partner ourselves and engage in actions that will deepen our love for one another.
He went on to thank God for the return of Mr. President to the country, saying that death is not a thing that one can wish any one, as the return of President Buhari deserves to be celebrated since Nigerians have come to realise that it is better for everyone to remain united as a people.
The governor, who also expressed joy at the return of peace to the creeks of the state, added that there was every reason for the people to celebrate the creation of the state 26 years ago.
“As a people, as a state and as a government, we have every reason to celebrate because, if not for any other reason, from August last year when we marked our silver jubilee to this year, there is reasonable restoration of peace especially in our creeks where there is no longer destruction of pipelines,” he said.
He concluded that although the impact of the peace that has returned to the creeks may not have been felt in the economy, because, the state did also suffer from the effect of consistent low price of oil for more than 38 months, they were not just affected by the price going down and the quantum produced but, that there is hope that it will be better.