Gov Okowa’s 36-year-old aide bags PhD in Finance

…hails Okowa, Oborevwori for moral support

Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Students Affairs, Okoh Ezekiel Oghenetega has bagged a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Finance, with specialty in International Finance, from the prestigious Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka.

Oghenetega was awarded the Doctorate degree after a successful defence of his academic thesis in the School of Postgraduate Studies of the Delta State University, Abraka.

The Senate of the academic institution after reviewing his academic thesis, sound academic background and work experience approved the award of the higher degree.

The scholar whose thesis was centred on “Effects of Economic Stabilization Policies on Economic Depression in Nigeria” attained the academic pinnacle in the Department of Finance, having earlier bagged a Master’s Degree (M.Sc) in Finance from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Dr Oghenetega in his thesis defence highlighted how certain factors, including exchange rates, lending rates, government expenditures, inflation rate, import rate and export rate, affect key policies that can stabilize the economy of a country.

The finance expert laid focus on fiscal policies, monetary policies and trade policies.

The degree award will see Dr Oghenetega adding the prestigious PhD to his high-profile educational qualifications.

The Okowa’s aide also holds Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance, and National Certificate of Education in Business Education.

The industrious son of Ughelli South local government council is a member of various professional bodies and holds the portfolio of Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Students Affairs; a position he has gloriously flourished in and used to impart the lives of youths and students of Delta State positively.

In a remark after his thesis defence, Dr Oghenetega, thanked Delta State Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for supporting him throughout his scholarly journey.

He disclosed that Governor Okowa has invested in his welfare and progress in life, while appreciating the Governor for making him a part of his government as an aide on Students Affairs which made him got closer to Students and Youths of Delta State, helping him sustain a positive atmosphere to harness the opportunity for attaining his Doctorate Degree.

Similarly, Oghenetega appreciated the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly who is the Governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for providing him with moral support throughout the program.

He recounted how the Governor-elect always spoke with him to check on his progress and encouraged him to remain focused.

Furthermore, he praised the noble contribution of distinguished Deltans who have contributed to his journey in one way or another, while especially appreciating Bashorun Askia Ogieh, Hon. Rueben Izeze, Hon. Dr. Jude Sinebe, Barr. George Orogun, Prof. Hilary Owamah, Comr Michael Akpobire, amongst others.

Dr. Oghenetega also acknowledged the support and guidance of his family, most especially his lovely wife, Mrs. Okoh Franca; his best friend turn brother, Mr. Okeoghene Anthony; his thesis supervisors, tutors, mentors and others for their invaluable support during the study.

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