By Festus Ahon

ASABA—GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on their 2016 Vanguard Personality Awards as Vanguard Man of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards respectively.

Okowa, in a statement, yesterday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, extolled the leadership qualities and astute contributions of the awardees to the development of Nigeria and Delta State.

Gov Ifeanyi Okowa

Describing the duo as illustrious sons of the state, he noted that they had contributed immensely to the economic and political development of the country.

He said: “Mr Emefiele is an illustrious son of Delta State in whom we are well pleased. His astute contributions to the development of the banking industry in Nigeria is legendary and worthy of emulation.

As a distinguished Deltan, Mr Emefiele has had a remarkable and enviable career in banking culmnating in his appointment as Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, before emerging the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate Mr Godwin Emefiele on his award as the Vanguard Man of the Year.”

In a related development, Governor Okowa has also paid glowing tributes to Chief Edwin Clark on his Vanguard Lifetime Achievement Award.

Okowa noted that the remarkable contributions of Chief Edwin Clark to the Niger Delta struggle is legendary and worthy of commendation.

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