From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated #BBNAIJA 2017 winner, Efe Ejeba, describing him as a proud ambassador of the state.
The governor said he was not surprised Efe won the competition by 57 percent of votes cast because he was well behaved in the Big Brother House.
In a statement issued in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Okowa lauded Efe for being a good ambassador of Delta, and added that the state government is proud to have supported talented Deltans to achieve their dreams.
“As a state, we are delighted that our son, Efe, won the #BBNaija competition. We are glad that he related very well with the housemates and survived all the evictions and avoided controversies in the house.
“He has portrayed the Delta character of being a true patriot and a worthy ambassador of the state. As a state, we have continued to support talents in sports, creative entertainment and even in business and we are glad that Efe has made us proud again.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I thank Deltans and, indeed, Nigerians who supported our son, Efe, to clinch the prize money.
“Beyond the prize money, he has displayed leadership traits that distinguished him as a role model and we are very happy to have him bring honour to the state,” the governor said.
On his part, House of Assembly Speaker, Monday Igbuya, praised Efe for the maturity, intelligence and forthrightness displayed during the three-month live reality show.
Igbuya, in a statement issued in Sapele, said Efe’s victory was an inspiration for Okpe kingdom and million of people throughout the world.
“On behalf of the good people of Sapele, I convey my best wishes to Efe, for what many thought was an impossible dream and to Nigerians, home and abroad, for voting the Economics graduate.”