By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” THE people of the Niger Delta have been called upon to give support to their leaders to enable the region get its fair share among other regions in the country.
Delta State Acting Governor, Professor Amos Utuama, SAN, made the call in his address at the launch of a journal, If Not Uduaghan, Then Who?. He observed that successive leaders from the Niger Delta had been destroyed by the smear campaign, waged against them by people from the region.
According to him, this state of affairs has left the Niger Delta without leaders of influence at the federal level who could pull the necessary strings to enable the region have its fair share of the national wealth which, coincidentally, is derived from the area.
He noted that the journal, If not Uduaghan, then who?, â€œcould not have come at a more auspicious time than now when the imperatives for responsible and effective democratic governance were at their peak.
â€œAs an administration, our responsibility is to the electorate and society in general. This explains why we have woven our development paradigm around the three-point agenda of peace and security, human capital and infrastructural development.
â€œOur overall vision is to move Delta State into a First World state and an international business hub.â€