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Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa

Sen. Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa is the third civilian Governor of Delta state since the inception of Democracy in 1999. He was sworn into office in May 29, 2015, alongside his running mate, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro.


Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa was born on the 8th Of July, 1959 at Owa-Alero in the present Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. He had his early education at the Iroro primary school, Owa-Alero and later attended the famous Edo College, Benin City between 1970 and 1976. He graduated with the second best result in the Higher School Certificate Examination in the then Bendel State in 1976.


He graduated from University of Ibadan in 1981 with MBBS, at the record age of 22. Practiced as a medical doctor for some years before becoming a seasoned politician.


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration and policies are hinged on the SMART AGENDA, which has seen an emphasis on job creation, sound fiscal management, and efficient government operation. As Delta state’s number one salesman, Ifeanyi Okowa promotes Delta state as a great place to expand existing businesses and to locate new businesses. The last one year has seen Delta state enjoy strong economic growth and witness sustainable improvement in the agricultural sector as the Governor strives to wean the state off total dependence on oil and gas.


Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa displays highly developed craftsmanship in his approach to work and challenges and this is evident in his constructive leadership and in his growing political profile.
  • 1999 - Served as Secretary to Ika Local Government Area.
  • 1993 - Served as Chairman Ika North East Local Government Council.
  • 1999 - Served as Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • 2001 - Served as Honourable Commission for Water Resources Development.
  • 2003 - Served as Honourable Commissioner for Health.
  • 2007 - Served as Secretary to Delta State Government.
  • 2011 - Served as a Senator from Delta South Senatorial district
  • 2015 - Currently serving as the Executive Governor Of Delta State
The five (5) Point agenda means

The SMART AGENDA

S

Strategic Wealth creation projects and provision of jobs for all Deltans

Deliberate effort will be made to generate employment and productive livelihood for the teeming youth population, which will go a long way in reducing undue conflict in social relations and community lives

M

Meaningful peace building platforms aimed at political and social harmony

I will take appropriate measures to sustain, increase and even introduce new measures to contain and tackle the sources which breed and encourage insecurity

A

Agricultural reforms and accelerated industrialisation

It is my earnest desire to encourage and create the enabling environment for commercial farming to thrive through the private sector and Public/Private Partnership

R

Relevant Health and Education policies

My administration will pursue a legislation that will support and promote UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY for all Deltans

T

Transformed environment through urban renewal

During my tenure as Governor, at least one city or urban settlement in each of the Ten (10) federal constituencies will be designated for comprehensive renewal

Other Related Issues

The public service will be properly organised to partner with the private sector and provide services to our people and communities

I will ensure that my tenure as Governor of Delta State adds vibrancy to the public service for improved welfare of our people and communities

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