The Governor of Delta State has said his government is committed to linking the different communities by roads in order to boost the general economy of the state.
He made this remark on Tuesday when he commissioned six different road projects in Ndokwa East local government area of the state.
The governor who said his government would build more roads commissioned roads at Iselegu, Ushie and Beneku areas of Delta State.
Okowa observed that his administration was able to construct the roads because of the peaceful nature of the people.
“Our priority is to continue with the road construction to link other communities; the people of Ndokwa East for several years have been very good host to oil companies; we are concerned as a government about issues that affect oil producing communities, you have been using the pontoon to cross the Ase Creek but, we are taking a bold step to construct a bridge across the Ase Creek; the contract has been awarded because the project is dear to my heart,” the governor said.
He added that “we make promises for what we know we can do and I must appreciate you (the people of Ndokwa East) for ensuring that the activities of the oil companies are not interrupted because, with such, as a state, we get our own benefits of the oil companies working without interruption.”
Governor Okowa who was joined in the commissioning exercise by former Governor James Ibori and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Chief Kingsley Esiso, urged the people to vote for all the candidates of the PDP in the Presidential and National Assembly elections which will take place on Saturday, and also for the candidates of the PDP in Governorship and state House of Assembly elections billed for March 2.
“We have to vote for candidates of the PDP all the way; In the first election which is coming up this Saturday, we have to make a mark with unprecedented number of votes for the PDP because, equity demands that Delta North will do its two terms of eight years; we should work hard and ensure that everybody comes out to cast their votes on the days of the elections,” the governor stated while thanking Chief Godwill Obielum and other leaders of the party in the area for the supportive roles he said they had been playing in his administration.
Comrade Uche Abuanekwu in an address on behalf of Iselegu people, said, “we thank the performing Governor for all he has done for the entire people of Ndokwa East and Iselegu in particular, especially the construction of Iselegu entrance road and the upgrading of our schools. Both primary and secondary are now wearing a new look; we want to assure you, our dear Governor that all our votes are for you and all the PDP candidates, come February 16 and March 2, 2019 elections.”