Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has received Silverbird Man of the year Award in recognition of his laudable achievements in the year 2014.
Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan dedicated the Silverbird Man of the year Award bestowed on him by the organization, to his wife and all Deltans who stood and worked with his administration to build a peaceful state.
The Governor said that the award is for all peaceful Deltans and for the prevailing inter-ethnic harmony in the state.
He expressed his appreciation for the honour done him saying: “I am very happy that Sliverbird Television has recognized the good work God is doing in Delta State through my administration. This achievement is a collective effort and l dedicate this award to my wife and all Deltans who made this dream of having a peaceful state a reality during our time and l pray that this peace will be sustained.”
Uduaghan appealed to the incoming government of General Muhammadu Buhari not to undermine the South-South and South East regions of the country
The Governor said that it would be dangerous and disastrous for the regions to be ignored just because they did not vote for the in-coming government.
“I must counsel here that the South – South and the South-East regions must not be ignored or undermined by the in-coming Federal Government on account of their voting patterns in the general elections.”
According to him, it would be precarious for such strategic regions or any region for that matter to be undermined solely because of their political leanings, and stressed the need for every part of the country to be treated fairly and equitably.
Governor Uduaghan assured that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is prepared to form a formidable opposition party in the country, adding that the party would bounce back sooner than expected.
He also charged the in-coming administration in Delta State to uphold the people’s oriented programmes already put in place by his administration.
The Governor explained that he had to give up his senatorial ambition for peace to reign in the State, stressing that if he had pushed ahead with his ambition, inter-ethnic crisis would have returned to the state.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Occasion and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Odien Ajumogobia (SAN) said that apart from key infrastructure, urban renewal and human capital development, Governor Uduaghan is leaving behind a peaceful and united Delta State.
Barrister Chike Ogeah, Information Commissioner and Hon. Funkekeme Solomon works Commissioner described the award as a crowning glory for the governor.
In a keynote address, former chairman of Silverbird Group, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce said that the Nigerians must shun the display of affluence in the mist of poverty, promising to represent the poor Nigerians as a Senator of the Federal Republic.
Other Deltans who bagged award at the ceremony include Chief Phillip Asiodu and Mr. Gameliel Onosode. [myad]