The governor acknowledged that Ned Nwoko had continued to make life meaningful for the downtrodden, and encouraged him not to relax on his oars.
You have unfailingly influenced positively the lives of people irrespective of tribe, religion, social status, or political association through your entrepreneurial drive.
Your Malaria Eradication Project in Africa and the establishment of Stars University, Idumuje-Ugboko, are some of your entrepreneurial contributions to job and wealth production for Deltans and Nigerians.
You have continued to light the path by providing and giving leadership at various strata of society and I encourage you to continue to serve your people well without relenting.
You have established several jobs and provided many opportunities for our people to use their potential and acquire a proper means of livelihood through your investments and benevolence.
Through your benevolence and large-heartedness, you have continued to maintain a vast, committed, and faithful followership that bestrode the whole Delta and Nigeria,” he said.
On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate you on the event of your 60th birthday.
It is my prayer that God will continue to give you a life of more accomplishments,” Okowa added.