By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
ASABA—GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, expressed optimism that the lessons of the economic recession experienced in Nigeria will enable the people manage their resources efficiently in the period of boom.
Speaking at the 2017 Press Week of the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Okowa said that the time of financial recklessness was gone, noting: “In the last three months, we saw that good times are coming.”
Represented by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, the governor described the theme of the Press Week, The Role Of The Press in Managing The Lessons of Recession For A Wealthier Delta State, as weighty.
Reiterating the commitment of his administration to the speedy completion of the Press Centre of the State Council of NUJ, he commended journalists in the state for the high level of professionalism they have shown in carrying out their duties.
Also Speaking, Chairman of the Press Week, Mr. Chike Ogeah, represented by Mr. Pius Mordi, noted that the symptoms and vestiges of recession were still visible, maintaining that Nigerians were faced with the task of walking their way genuinely out of recession.
In his remarks, Chairman of the state council of NUJ, Mr Michael Ikeogwu, noted that Nigerians were bound to face the challenges of recession in the future if its lessons were not adequately appreciated.
He thanked Governor Okowa for his “selfless leadership and fatherly disposition to the NUJ Delta. This, you have demonstrated in your avowed commitment to the Delta Press Centre.”