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Joel Onowakpo, An Economic Enigma at 51 – Macaulay, Ogwah

By Iteveh Ekpokpobe

Former Secretary to Delta State Government, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, has described, Coordinator, Delta, Edo and Rivers States, of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Hon Joel Onowakpo as an enigma as he, today clocks 51 years.

Also pouring accolades on the FIRS boss, is Delta State House of Assembly Hopeful for Isoko North Constituency, Hon Mike Ogwah.

The felicitations were contained in statements signed by Spokesman to Macaulay, Mr Iteveh Ekpokpobe and Ogwah’s, Mr Emeofagbe Goodluck.

Macaulay who described Joel Onowakpo as an asset to Isoko Nation, Delta State and Nigeria in general, said Onowakpo’s performance as former Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue still speaks volume of him.

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According to him, Onowakpo’s diligence and dedication to service earned him an elevation to the national level as the Coordinator, Delta, Edo and Rivers States of the FIRS.

Macaulay urged him to rededicated his life to the service of humanity even as he prayed for longer life and prosperity for him.

Hon Mike Ogwah in his message said that attaining the age of 51 is certainly a divine gift from God adding that it calls for sobber reflections and counting God’s blessings. “It is an occasion that challenges one to reevaluate his relationship with humanity and to generally, take stock of his social and spiritual sentiments. It is a time to thank God.”

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The Delta Assembly hopeful, Ogwah said, “As a public servant, you have demonstrated an uncommon service leadership of inclusion, loyalty, hard work, unshakable belief in indivisibility anchored in your faith in God. These qualities are well appreciated by all of us in your political family and beyond.”

“We wish you a very happy birthday!

It is our prayer that the good lord shall continue to bless you with good health, long life and prosperity so that you will continue to be of service to God and humanity by adding value to the lives of those around you.” The statement read.

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