Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Chief Press Secretary to Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has stated that his boss has recorded numerous achievements to secure a second term.
He spoke on Wednesday ahead of the 2019 general election in the state at the maiden edition of “Frontline” a media interaction and participatory programme organised by Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF, in Asaba.
Aniagwu stated that Okowa achieved a lot in the areas of job creation, urban renewal, education and agricultural reforms as well as meaningful processes that had brought about harmony and peace in the state.
According to him, the numerous achievements recorded were enough to convince the people of Delta State to vote him in for a second term.
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He said over 6,000 people of Delta had already benefited from the job creation schemes outside the others that had been impacted indirectly.
He added that peace had returned to the creeks and development was taking place in the riverine areas especially in Okerenkoko, Obotebe, Gbaramatu, Ogulagha, Sokebolou, Burutu, Ogidigben among others
“Delta State is now a producer of rice and we are self-sufficient in fish production because of our investments in that direction. Besides, our reforms in agriculture have brought a lot of improvement in animal husbandry, poultry as well as crop production etc. Just imagine what would have happened with the devastating effects of flood that ravaged a good number of our farming communities. We would have had negative impact on food prices but because the state government invested heavily on agriculture the impact was minimised.
“Even chicken which hitherto used to be a food for the elite is now food for everyone in Delta as youths and other stakeholders in the state now engage in poultry farming,” he said.
The CPS stated that Okowa had awarded over 317 roads contracts with most of them completed and commissioned.
He listed them to include the recently commissioned dualised Cable Point Road in Asaba; dualised Jesse Township Road; the Jesse Boboroku Road as well as the Abavo Circular Roads and Owerre-Olubor/Ekwuoma Road.
He mentioned roads in riverine communities such as the Okerenkoko Road in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West; Sokebolou/Obotobo Road in Ogulagha Kingdom; Burutu Township concrete road pavement and others, all within Burutu Local Government Area of the state.
He also mentioned the the recently commissioned Old Lagos Asaba Road Agbor and the Owa-Eke Owa-Alero Road; Amekpa/Afiesere/Ofuoma road linking Ughelli North and Ethiope East, Old Ozoro Oleh Road linking Isoko North and Isoko South.
Aniagwu said that the state government had constructed in collaboration with the UBEC Scheme over 3,700 classrooms across the state as well as opened more primary and secondary schools in areas of need.
He explained that Universal Health Coverage in the state had reached most people in the state, especially the vulnerable and poor just.
According to him, the Delta State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme had reached over 300,000 people of Delta State.