Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Professor Benjamin Okaba on his election as President of the Ijaw National Council (INC). 

Okaba, a genial scholar and Professor of Sociology at the Federal University, Otuoke, was pioneer Chairman, Governing Council of Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu. 

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the Governor commended the INC for the peaceful process that characterised the election after several setbacks.

He urged Professor Okaba to bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new assignment to ensure the realisation of the vision of INC’s founding fathers. 

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Professor Benjamin Ogele Okaba, on his well-deserved election as President of Ijaw National Congress (INC) on Saturday, April 30, 2021, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. 

“Your election and that of other members of the executive committee of the INC is coming at a time when the apex organ of Ijaw nation needs a redirection and I am glad that this has been achieved in spite of all odds. 

“I, therefore, call on all stakeholders in ijaw nation to give their support to the new executive committee in the overall interest of the people.

“It is my prayer that God will grant you all the needed wisdom and foresight to lead the INC to greater heights,” Okowa stated.

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