Okowa’s congratulatory messages were conveyed in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba.
The governor extolled the leadership qualities and astute contributions of Emefiele to the economic development of Nigeria since he was appointed in 2014.
He described the CBN governor as an `illustrious son of Delta’, whose remarkable contributions to the banking industry in Nigeria remained legendary and worthy of emulation.
“Mr Emefiele is an illustrious son of Delta in whom we are well pleased.
“His astute contributions to the development of the banking industry and the Nigeria economy is legendary and worthy of emulation,” Okowa said.
Okowa said as a distinguished son, Emefiele had a remarkable but turbulent first term as CBN Governor, where he successfully played a critical role to steer the Nigerian economy out of recession.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Mr Godwin Emefiele on his reappointment for a second term as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,” he said.
Furthermore, Okowa commended President Muhammadu Buhari for finding Emefiele worthy to be reappointed.
Also, the governor congratulated Vanguard Newspapers Editor, Eze Anaba, and other members of the newly-elected executive council of the NGE.
He said Egbemode had not only exceeded expectations since she took over the helm of the NGE, but had also taken the guild to greater heights.