Okowa begins 15-day leave


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

Jethro Ibileke/Asaba

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has proceeded on a 15-day leave as part of his annual vacation.

State Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro, will serve as Acting Governor during the period of the leave.

According a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, issued on Friday in Asaba, the Governor is expected to resume work on July 12, 2017.

“In line with the provisions of Section 190 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, the Governor has written to the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly intimating the House of his intention to proceed on his annual leave,” the statement said.

It urged Deltans to extend the same support and cooperation to the Deputy Governor while he performed his functions as Acting Governor.

A letter has been transmitted to the State House of Assembly to that effect.


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