Traditional Rulers in Delta State have given Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State a part on the back for his leadership qualities and administrative acumen in piloting the affairs of the state since the past six years.
The Monarchs said the state has witnessed tremendious and great strides in its social – economic and political developments which has empowered Deltans in all phases of life in the three senatorial district of the state like never before.
“The Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum unanimously passed a vote of confidence on His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State for the excellent discharge of his duties”, the resolution said.
This was contained in a six-point Communique’ issued on Monday, June 28, 2021, by Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum (DNTRF), after a meeting at the Palace of the traditional ruler of Obi of Owa kingdom and Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers Council, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, in Owa-Oyibu, Ika Northeast local government area of the state.
The Monarchs used the occasion condemn the letter written by the FULANI JIHADISTS.
They also threw their weight behind the popular Asaba declaration on open grazing and called on the Southern Governors and other relevant authorities to give the ban a legislative backing for effective implementation.
According to the Communique’ signed by DNTRF Chairman, HRM, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor and Vice Chairman, Obi of Ubulu-Uno, HRM Henry Kikachukwu, called on security operatives to be vigilant.
“That we are fully in support of the ban on open grazing by the southern governors. We condemned in strong terms the threat letter purportedly written by Fulani Jihadists on the planned attack in some localities in Delta State, especially Asaba and Agbor and call on all security agencies to be alert and vigilante in securing the state.
“That we call our governors to help in strengthening the vigilante force through training, remuneration and necessary incentives.
“That we appeal to fellow traditional rulers to be vigilant and make sure they are always in their respective domains to take charge of their responsibilities”, the Communique’ stressed.
It would be recall that southern governors in Asaba, recently joined forces to ban open grazing in their respective states.
The ban which has become Asaba Declaration, led to a threat by Fulani Jihadists of Usman Dan Fodio heritage to attack Asaba and Agbor with a call on Delta governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to withdraw his position or face severe consequences.