The member representing the Uvwie Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable Solomon Ighrakpata, has commended President Mohammed Buhari for appointing one of his constituents, Chief Festus Keyamo, SAN, as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Hon Ighrakpata, who is the Deputy Chief Whip of the House, in a congratulatory message, said the appointment of Chief Festus Keyamo as a member of the Federal Executive Council and subsequent deployment as Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs was well deserved.
The lawmaker described Chief Keyamo as an intelligent lawyer of no mean reputation, adding that his antecedents in the defence of the defenseless and the struggle for the liberation of the downtrodden in the society brought him thus far.
Honourable Ighrakpata charged Keyamo to use his new position as Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, to address past neglects and unfavorable policies that had continued to deter development in the Niger Delta, which had contributed so much to the economic growth of Nigeria.
The legislator also urged Keyamo to use his present position as a Member of the Federal Executive Council to attract development to Uvwie Local Government Area and Delta State at large.
He stressed the need for Keyamo to maintain constant synergy with the state government towards building a stronger Delta State as being championed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to the pride of all Deltans.
Honourable Ighrakpata on behalf of the people of Uvwie Constituency congratulated Chief Keyamo on his elevation to the enviable position and urged him to remain a good ambassador of Uvwie local government area and indeed Delta State.