By John Onos
The Acting Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has commended members of the Organisation for the Advancement Of Anioma Culture (OFAAC) for their commitment and total support for the administration of Governor Okowa.
Deacon Otuaro, who received members of OFAAC at the conference hall in his office, appreciated them for their efforts in ensuring that the Governor and himself had a resounding victory at the polls, explaining that without their support and those of other Deltans, there would not have been a second term.
The Acting Governor added: “Going by what you stand for as peace builders, there cannot be meaningful growth in infrastructure, economy, wealth, health and education without peace.”
He explained further that the symbol of peace by the Anioma group is in tandem with the administration of the Delta State government, stressing that government’s programmes are centered on peace.
The Acting Governor remarked that the people can only add value to themselves if they appreciate their culture, pointing out that what they stand for is very significant by supporting policies of government.
He said further: “We take serious cognizance to ensure that we are peaceful, since without peace we cannot achieve success in the health sector, educational sector and development of the entire state. We are very happy for what you stand for, and we want to thank you for the invitation extended to me.”
The President of OFAAC, Arch Kester Ifeanyi, who earlier presented his address to the Acting Governor of Delta State, Dcn. Barr. Burutu Otuaro, congratulated the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his Deputy, Dcn. Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro over their resounding victory at the polls.
He told the Acting Governor that they were in his office to also formally invite him to their cultural festival coming up soon and to inform him about what the group stands for.
The President revealed that the body established 16 years ago, was put in place to promote the cultural heritage of their people and as well stand as a bridge amongst other tribes in Delta State for the sustenance of peaceful co-existence amongst all Deltans.
Arch. Ifeanyi explained to the Acting Governor that their goal “is to preserve, promote, appreciate and develop the rich cultural heritage of Anioma people and Nigeria in general.