By Ovasa Ogaga
The Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Nigerian printmaker, painter and sculptor, Mr. Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya on his conferment with the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM).
Governor Okowa in a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu commended Mr. Onobrakpeya for his outstanding contributions to the growth of arts and humanities in Nigeria and Africa, adding that the award will go a long way in inspiring young artists in Nigeria and Africa.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate an illustrious son of Delta State, Mr. Bruce Onobrakpeya on his conferment with the distinguished award of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) for his creativity in arts and humanities spanning over 60 years.
“As a state government, we are extremely proud of the achievements of Mr. Onobrakpeya who has distinguished himself as a foremost arts teacher and exhibitionist of international repute”
He added that Onobrakpeya had over the years brought honour and glory to Delta State by his commanding influence on the generation of artists in Nigeria and beyond.
The Governor noted that Onobrakpeya used his art works as a social critic and commentator on National issues.