Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has advised youths to consistently work towards achieving success without losing faith in themselves.
The governor gave the advice on Thursday in Asaba when the winner of MTN Project Fame, West Africa, Season 9, Miss Okiemute Ighorodje, a Deltan and the 2nd runner up in the contest, Mr Okiemute Okotete, another Deltan paid him a courtesy visit.
Governor Okowa said, “hard work pays, we can achieve things for ourselves, we must start thinking outside the box; as youths, we must start thinking of how to succeed, success is difficult to attain but with the right frame of mind and commitment, success will come.”
“Youths should try to fend for themselves and realize that they can start small and make it big,” he reiterated.
The governor congratulated the winners for been good ambassadors of the state, asserting, “we believe that this type of thing can inspire other youths who are ready to work to excel.
“I want to truly congratulate both of you for the victory you brought to Delta State, we are proud of you as Deltans; you can use this as springboard for a better future and I want you to use this position that you are in to act as mentor to other youths because, the life you live and influence the youths on a positive note will count for you in heaven if not on earth here,” Governor Okowa emphasized.
Earlier, Miss Okiemute who was accompanied by her relations on the visit, thanked Governor Okowa’s administration for providing the enabling environment for the youths to harness their potentials which made it possible for them to emerge victorious.
She dedicated the awards to the Governor and the people of Delta State and pledged that they will judiciously work to make the youths to be more focused in achieving their desired goals.