DELTA State Governor, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commissioned the rehabilitated cum constructed Kefas/Old Emede/Uzere road, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, amidst pomp and pageantry.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Okowa assured Deltans, particularly, the Isoko people of more people oriented programs, observing that the contractor handling Section C of Ughelli/Asaba Road dualization project has been mobilized to site.
He used the occasion to appeal to warring communities in Isoko to embrace peace, saying, “I want to advise the youths of Emede and Igbide to embrace peace, I don’t think if a man kills his brother he will be applauded for it, the killing of one’s brother will not make the land become your own; it is time for us to talk to ourselves.”
The Governor urged elders to always give information to security agents to nip security challenges in the bud, reiterating, “let us be wise, let us be cautious, let us live in peace with our neighbours.”
He charged the elders of the communities to cooperate with the Committee set up by the Local Government Chairman, Hon. Itiako Ikpokpo and help ensure peace in the area stressing, “it is wrong for the elders in this area to hide the identity of those youths perpetuating this evil, they should contribute to ensuring the maintenance of peace and cooperate with the committee set up by the council chairman Hon. Itiako lkpokpo to look into the crisis and l hope that a lasting solution will be found so that my administration can continue with its vision for the development of Isoko land.”
President-General of Isoko Development Union (IDU), High Chief Iduh Amadhe at the occasion, said, “Your Excellency, we express our appreciation for your magnanimity towards the Isoko nation, we will remember you for making the best out of a difficult situation by completing the DELSU, Oleh Campus Access Road, completion and commissioning of the DELSU, Oleh Campus Law Faculty Complex, and on-going efforts by your administration at ensuring the accreditation of courses for Law and Engineering Faculties at the Oleh Campus of the DELSU, upgrading and improvement of physical structures of the Ofagbe Technical College and the Owhe-Ologbo/Abbi road construction work which is on-going.”