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DELTA CELEBRATING 30 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OUT OF THE DEFUNCT BENDEL STATE

DELTA CELEBRATING 30 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OUT OF THE DEFUNCT BENDEL STATE 1

Delta State will on Friday, 27th August 2021 clock 30. Created on August 27, 1991, out of the defunct Bendel State, The State has recorded some landmark achievements in the thirty years of it’s existence.

In this special report, Correspondent John Glover writes on the history and achievements of Delta State.

The State is generally regarded as a miniature Nigeria, as it is a multi-ethnic state with major towns.
Delta State was carved out of the former Bendel State on August 27, 1991 by the then military Head of State, Retired General Ibrahim Babangida, with Asaba as it’s capital.

Blessed with abundant natural resources, The State is an Oil and Agricultural producing state in Nigeria with twenty Local Government Areas and an estimated population of over four million.

The State was Governed by six military Administrators and four civilians, since it’s creation.
Olorogun Felix Ibru was the first Civilian Governor of Delta State sworn in January 1992 but his Administration was truncated in November 1993 by the military.

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In 1999 another civilian Governor, Chief James Ibori was elected, following the restoration of democratic rule in the country.

Chief James Ibori ruled the state for eight years then handed over power to Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan who also ruled the state for eight years.

Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is the present Governor of Delta State, and he is presently doing his second term.
How has the state fared in the last thirty years in terms of infrastructural development?
What are some of the land mark achievements in the last 30years?

What are the expectations of Deltans in the next ten years.

As Delta State marks it’s 30 years anniversary, we hope and pray for a more peaceful and United State.

Urhobo Daily

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