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Delta state is celebrating its 30th year of creation,it will become 30 years on August 27, 2021, after its creation by the military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida on August 27, 1991. It is a multi ethnic state with major towns, with 20 local government areas and estimated population of over 4million

Delta state Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said Deltans were now more united than they were when the state was created 30 years ago.

Okowa stated this at a Stakeholders Interactive Forum in Asaba as part of the activities marking the 30th anniversary of creation of the state.

He said that the Forum would afford people the opportunity to reflect on the last 30 years, share experiences and chart a course for the future, recalling that due to political differences at that time, the creation of the state was greeted with cautious optimism.

“Thirty years ago, Delta State was born and given the prevailing political atmosphere at the time, its birth was, understandably, greeted with cautious optimism.

“Indeed, not a few were skeptical about the future of the new State, given its ethnic plurality and the initial feelings of disappointment among those who felt shortchanged in the process.

“But after 30 years of existence, it is gratifying to note that the skepticism has given way to belief, despair has been replaced by confidence, and suspicion has succumbed to understanding and acceptance.

“I dare say that Deltans have come to live as one big, happy family and the State has continued to forge ahead in all indices of human, physical and economic development,” he said.

He expressed gratitude to civil servants – serving, retired or late – who made huge sacrifices to ensure the successful take-off of the State.

“My appreciation also goes to elected politicians and political appointees who have served the state at various times.

“Your ideas, policies, programmes and contributions have helped to raise the profile of Delta to what it is now, a pacesetter in the Nigerian federation.”

We hope for a more united and peaceful state as it celebrates its 30th year anniversary.

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