Media reports say, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has authorised the release of N350 million to fund an elaborate church thanksgiving service and reception in honor of former Governor James Onanefe Ibori.
An official of the Delta State government told SaharaReporters that Mr. Okowa released the funds in order to ensure that the reception for Mr. Ibori, scheduled to take place on Sunday at the former governor’s hometown of Oghara, would be a huge event.
The official said the governor decided that the state government must bankroll the events formally welcoming Ibori back to the state. The source added that the governor’s decision was also “a way to show gratitude to Chief Ibori, who single-handedly made sure that he won the 2015 governorship election.”
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