The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated  the Iyase of Asaba, Obi (Chief) Patrick Onyeobi, as he turns  87.

In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, the Speaker while congratulating him on his birthday, described Chief Onyeobi as a seasoned Administrator, an accomplished technocrat and a cultural advocate. 

The Speaker noted: ” Our Elder Stateman and the Iyase of Asaba,  Chief Onyeobi boast of admirable profile yet very humble. As erstwhile Secretary to State Government of the defunct Bendel State and Head of Service, we cannot forget in a hurry your invaluable  contributions to the  development of the defunct  Bendel State”.

“You represent the cultural identity of the resilient Asaba people by being rooted in the tradition. Our respected Iyase of Asaba, today, I join  family members,  friends,  associates and others  to celebrate the milestone heralded by your  years  of hard work, dedication and commitment to God, humanity and to nation building”, he said. 

Wishing him happy 87th birthday, the Speaker prayed  the Almighty God to reward the Octogenarian  with long life, good health and divine protection.