By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” THE mem-ber representing Ughelli South Local Government Area in Delta State House of Assembly, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, has charged indigenes of oil producing communities in the state to maintain and safeguard government facilities in their communities.
Tebite, who gave the charge at Otorere-Olomu shortly after the commissioning ofÂ 800 gallons of water project provided by the state government, said the Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Prof Amos Utuama administration was prepared to give all communities in the state a facelift.
He said the Otorere-Olomu water project was one of the state government numerous projects in the local government in particular and the state at large and enjoined the people to see government projects and facilities as theirs.
Tebite commended the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) for all the people-oriented projects it had executed in oil producing communities of the state.
According to him, DESOPADEC is accomplishing its mandate to complement governmentâ€™s effort to develop all oil producing communities in Delta State.
The lawmaker added that â€œgovernment did not make any mistake in setting up the commission, noting that DESOPADEC had executed over 200 projects across the state since it was setup by the state government.
â€œIn my constituency, Ughelli South, the commission has its projects scattered all over the places. I tell you they are good projects, projects that are transforming the lives of the people socially and economically.
â€œI want to particularly commend the leadership of the commission, Chief Wellington Okirika, Chairman and Chief Andy Osawota, Secretary, and all the commissioners for their good initiatives in terms of projects,â€ he said.