Following his emergence as the winner of Big Brother Naija reality show, the governor has said that the upcoming rapper is a “proud ambassador” of the state.
In a statement issued by Charles Aniagwu, his chief press secretary, Okowa congratulated Efe on his victory.
The governor said that he wasn’t surprised Efe won the competition by 57 percent of votes cast because he behaved himself while in the Big Brother house.
“As a state we are very delighted that our son Efe won the #BBNaija competition. We are glad that he related very well with the house mates and survived all the evictions and avoided controversies in the house,” he said.
“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 all Nigerians that supported our son #Efe to clinch the prize money. Indeed beyond the prize money, he has displayed leadership traits that have distinguished him as a role model and we are very happy to have him bring honour to the state,” said the statement.
Efe, an upcoming rapper, won a prize money of N25 million and a sports utility vehicle.
Bisola emerged the first runner-up while TBoss was the second runner-up of the reality show.
Marvis and Debie-Rise were the two other finalists.