Former Managing Director of Fortunes Financial institution PLC and ex-Commisioner for Water Assets in Delta State Chief Fidelis Okenmor Tilije, spoke on the achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and different partisan points. Excerpts:
At 63, would you say you might be fulfilled?
Sure, to the glory of God almighty who has made me excelled in all my endeavours in good well being, I’m excellently fulfilled.
I thank God who has stored my life until this second conserving me standing whereas others fall, He has uplifted me above tribulations and place me on the prime of all I do, Sure, at 63, my life is a fulfilled.
Why was your birthday celebrated at a low key, are you broke?
I’m not broke, I stay Chief Fidelis Okenmor Tilije, an avowed Catholic who consider that the ability to make wealth is of the Lord. I’m match by all customary. Why would I be broke? The day am unable to the touch lives positively is once I will probably be broke however such day won’t ever come. Subsequently, Okenmor just isn’t broke and the choice to mark my birthday with out massive gathering is regular similar to you marked yours with out massive events. My buddies, colleagues, associates, kinsmen, followers…have been right here of their massive numbers to have fun April 23, with me with superlative needs; how does that depict a broke man?
What’s your ambition for 2023 Common election?
My ambition is methods to put in my finest within the operating of this administration and be sure that Governor (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, succeeds. The success of the federal government is my main ambition. Come to consider it, isn’t it too early to speak 2023? Are we God? What pursuits me proper now could be to see that the laudable professional lots tasks of this administration are excellently delivered to the nice individuals of Delta State. Political ambition? Rely me out.
As one of many illustrious sons of Ndokwa nation, would you say this authorities has carried out sufficient to your individuals?
Human growth can by no means be sufficient and as you already know, the individuals would all the time ask for extra deservedly however I do know that Governor Okowa is a person with good conscience, he means nicely for Delta State together with my individuals – Ndokwa nation. He has rather a lot up his sleeves when it comes to high quality and life altering tasks to unleashe in Ndokwa land.
The how is that, the remaining days of this administration will witness huge tasks in Ndokwa land which is why I preserve telling my individuals particularly the youths to be calm, peaceable and keep their unflinching assist for Governor Okowa. He by no means forgets no matter he plans and I guarantee my folks that, within the fullness of time, Ndokwa nation will smile once more.
Your birthday message?
At 63, I can’t thank my buddies and associates sufficient for being there for me all by the years. My appreciation goes to my colleagues – fellow Commissioners, Senior Officers of this authorities, my buddies residence and overseas, my nicely wishers, my kinsmen and His Excellency Governor Okowa, who repose a lot belief and confidence in me. I thank them for his or her needs at my birthday. I additionally can’t afford omitting the Ikolobie Ndokwa Group, who discovered me worthy of Award Excellence at my birthday.
Your message to Deltans?
My message is straightforward: keep peacefully out of hassle, work and pray. This administration is is up in arms in opposition to underdevelopment. You’ll have seen what the companies of presidency are doing to alter the narratives. The federal government you already know in addition to I do how nicely the Warri and Udu Atmosphere Improvement Company, WUEDA is doing marvelously in that axis. The Asaba Improvement Company and different intervention companies are making the administration proud and extra will come. The individuals must be affected person, present ample understanding and assist this administration. This Governor is a superlative in character.