Delta at 29: International Human Rights Commission Felicitates with Deltans

Press Release
August 27th, 2020.

…Reiterate the Need for Political Commitment towards Prosperity for all Deltans.

The International Human Rights Commission under the leadership of the International Secretary-General, Prof. Sir. Rafal Marcin Wasik, through the Nigeria Country-Head, Dr. Sani Friday has felicitated with Deltans on the occasion of her 29th anniversary.

Delta State was defined out of the former Bendel State on 27 August 1991.
In a release signed by Delta State Representative of IHRC, Fidelis Onakpoma, congratulates the Executive Governor of the State, H.E. Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and reiterated the need for Political Commitment towards Prosperity for all Deltans. Fidelis describes political commitment as a willingness on the part of leaders
to use their positions, insofar as possible, to support effective action towards sustainable development. This
action needs to be based on substantial evidence to achieve its goals.

In continuation of the smart agenda of His Excellency, which is a milestone achievement in his governance, we have carefully highlighted some key challenges which are not totally peculiar to Delta State but cuts across the constituent states of the Niger Delta but their scope and seriousness, however, vary. These include challenges of the public healthcare system, lack of requisite infrastructure necessary for stimulating growth and development, absence of a functional and effective educational system, social problems, and broad issues relating to the proper functioning of government in a democratic setting.

To this end, we enjoin all leaders to use their office to better the State, and not leaving over a bad footprint for our children. The challenges are here, the solution is also with us.
I urge all Delta people, and friends of our dear State to continue to support efforts to make Delta great.

Fidelis Onakpoma
IHRC ZVC Niger Delta

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