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ONE YEAR IN OFFICE: OKOWA ATTRIBUTES SUCCESSES TO EARLY PASSAGE OF BUDGET.

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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has attributed the success recorded by his administration in the area of massive provision of infrastructure to the early passage of the budget by the state’s House of Assembly.

Governor Okowa made the disclosure in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of the state during the commissioning of some road projects.

According to the Governor, “it has not been easy since the last one year because of financial challenges facing the country but, by the grace of God, we have managed our resources well, and have made an impact on the lives of our people.”

“We made adequate plans and the early passage of our budget made us to take advantage of the dry season and now that the rain is coming, we have no regret,” he stated, and reiterated that, “we will remain committed to our people.”

While noting that his administration has made remarkable progress in the areas of road construction, building of hospitals, the agricultural sector, job creation and empowerment programmes, the Governor used the occasion to passionately appeal to Deltans to shun any form of social vices, especially, bombing of oil facilities, observing that such actions does not portray the state in good light before investors who are eager to do business in the state.

“Recently, our revenue has dropped remarkably as a result of the bombing of oil facilities, it is time for us to give peace a chance, we cannot continue to destroy ourselves in the course of our anger, we need to stop pipeline bombings, we need to stop all vices because, a lot of investors are coming to our state and we need a conducive and peaceful environment to encourage them,” he said.

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), flanked by his Deputy, Barri Kingsley Otuaro (2nd right); Speaker, State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Monday Igbuya (2nd left); Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye (right) and the Otuta of Okere Urhobo

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), flanked by his Deputy, Barri Kingsley Otuaro (2nd right); Speaker, State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Monday Igbuya (2nd left); Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye (right) and the Otuta of Okere Urhobo

The Otota of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, Warri, Chief Wilson Eboh in an address at the occasion, said, “today, history is made with the commissioning of Otor-Orere network of roads, our hearts are overwhelmed with joy, we are indeed grateful to Your Excellency for the construction of Ejinyere, Dederu and Akemu Streets, all in Okere Urhobo Kingdom within this short period of your administration; you have put our dear state on the path of progress and prosperity since your assumption of office.”

In a related development, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commissioned the multi-million naira Oteri road project at Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Okowa at the occasion which was attended by the Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom, Oharisi III assured Deltans that he will not relent in executing projects which will better the lives of the people.

According to him, his administration was committed to ensuring prosperity for all Deltans through different empowerment programmes.

The Ovie, at the occasion, assured Governor Okowa of the unflinching support of his Kingdom.
Governor Okowa also, inspected the Ughelli/Afiesere/Ofuoma road in Ughelli North Local Government Area and the Olomu road in Ughelli South Local Government Area where he expressed satisfaction at the level of work done.

Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya and Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi respectively, including elected and appointed political office holders witnessed the events.

In all the places visited, excited Deltans came out en masse, dancing and giving praise to God for giving the state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as Governor.

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