Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has congratulated former Military Governor of defunct South Eastern State, Maj.-Gen. Paul Omu (rtd), as he clocks 83 on July 1.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, in Asaba on Saturday, the Governor described the octogenarian as a distinguished military officer, elder stateman and administrator per excellence.
He said that Gen. Omu had an illustrious military career which saw him through strategic leadership positions as Military Governor of South Eastern State (1975-1978), Commandant, Command and Staff College, Jaji and member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council.
Oborevwori rejoiced with family members, friends, the people of Igbide and Isoko nation on the occasion of the 83rd birth anniversary of Gen. Omu, the former Chairman, Governing Board of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru – Jos from 2009 to 2016.
“Gen. Omu served the nation meritoriously with his wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience and upon retirement, he heeded the call of his Isoko people to serve as President General of the Isoko Development Union, IDU.
“As a Government, we will continue to appreciate his wise counsel at all times, especially as our nation is plagued with a plethora of security challenges.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta State, I congratulate our father and leader, Major General Paul Ufuoma Omu (OFR) (retd), on the joyous occasion of his 83rd birth anniversary.
“At 83, I join your family and indeed, your associates and admirers in thanking Almighty God for granting you a life of great accomplishments and abiding fulfillment,” Oborevwori stated.