Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has restated his administration’s commitment to the delivery of infrastructural development to all Deltans despite the present economic challenges.
Speaking at Owa-Oyibu after commissioning Abavo General Hospital and its Access Road and Palace Road, Owa-Oyibu in Ika South And North East Local Government Areas as part of the activities to mark his administration’s one year anniversary celebration, Senator Okowa said that government would continue to invest funds in developing critical infrastructure throughout the state in fulfilment of his campaign promises and to improve on the well-being of Deltans.
According to him “My administration have resolved to place the interest of Deltans above all other interests, this is our driving force and we are working together as a team to deliver on these projects. We will continue to do our best for Deltans to deliver democratic dividends, all we need is your support and prayers,” he said, stressing that “This is just the beginning of good things to come for Deltans, I know we will do more as the economy improves.”
He commended the traditional rulers in the state for their support and prayers for his administration and urged them to continue to ensure the maintenance of peace and security in their domains asserting that “I thank the traditional institution in the state for the special role they are playing to ensure peace in their respective communities for development to thrive in the state, as we continue to seek for peace among communities, I want our royal fathers to meet and see how they can assist government in reducing communal crisis in the state especially the Igbide/Enwhe crisis and the Ogbe-Ijoh/Aladja crisis.”, disclosing that the State Traditional Council would be reconstituted within the next week.
Senator Okowa commended communities in Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Areas for their co-operation with the contractors handling government projects and urged other communities in the state to emulate them and support contractors working in their areas.
The governor charged private individuals to key into his administrations empowerment programmes by providing youths with starter packs after being trained by government in the Skill Training Entrepreneurial Programme (STEP) and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP).
In a welcome address, HRM, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor, Obi of Owa, thanked Governor Okowa for the great developmental strides of his administration across the state and pledged his people’s continued support for the state government.