Okagbare a product of Delta’s Human Development Agenda — Uduaghan

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ASABA – Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta says Blessing Okagbare (now Mrs Okagbare-Ighoteguonor), is a product of the state’s Human Capital Development agenda.
The governor said that Okagbare success as the fastest woman in Africa, was a major gain of his administration, adding that the State supported her financially and morally, to enable her attain that feet.
Uduaghan made the remark when the management of The Sun Newspapers presented a letter of Sportsperson of the Year award to Okagbare on Wednesday in Asaba.
He said that his administration invested in the athlete and other Deltans, observing that such investments were not only a blessing to Delta State and Nigeria, but to all Africans.
According to him, the success recorded by Okagbare at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland was a great feat for Nigeria, after years of not winning medals at the Games.
“Blessing is a product of our Human Capital Development scheme and we believe that the state is not just rich in oil alone but is richer in human talents.
“And we should be able to develop whatever potentials any Deltan exhibits, be it in sports or entertainment”.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He said that it was a thing of pride to see the world stand still for Nigeria’s national anthem as a result of the laurels won by Okagbare and Ese Brume, who are from Delta.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Uduaghan said that the greatest asset of the state was in human capital development, adding that his administration has encouraged Deltans to excel in their chosen fields.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He, however, expressed hope that Okagbare would also do Nigeria proud at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Mrs Funke Egbemode, General Editor, Sun Newspapers, while presenting the letter of award to Okagbare, commended Uduaghan on his administration’s stride in human capital development, of which Okagbare was a beneficiary.
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She also lauded the state government’s effort at transforming sports, health, agriculture and other sectors of the economy.
On her part, Okagbare dedicated the award and a series of others she had received to the governor in particular, as well as Deltans and Nigerians in general.
She thanked the management of The Sun Newspapers for the recognition and assured that she would continue to do her best for the state and the country. (NAN)

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