How Okowa overcame Coronavirus threat


Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa

By Norbert Chiazor

Journalists are everyday people. Ordinary citizens with extraordinary privilege. They mix and mingle with the noblest of men. Thanks to the appeal of journalism. It gives glory and popular prestige. But beware! It can also mar with the powers to attack and denigrate.

When information hit town that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state would hold a press briefing with journalists the mood was expectant. Dateline: Asaba , Thursday 12th March 2020. I girded my loins for good reasons.

It was the first of the usual quarterly media parley by the governor in 2020. That would be my maiden public encounter among professional colleagues and Okowa since my engagement as gubernatorial Special Assistant. One was also elated over the continuity of the press conference. The history followed a request for regular media liaison with the state government by the leadership of the Delta state council of the Nigeria Union of journalists NUJ,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper