By Gab Ejuwa
Lucky Omamuromu Ayomanor, Director, Central Operations of the Direct Labour Agency (DLA), Delta State, speaks on how his agency is opening up rural areas in the state. Excerpts:
Delta State hosted the South-South Summit not quite too long. What is your impression of the Summit and how would you rate Governor Uduaghan’s three-point agenda?
The South-South Summit is indeed a historical event that has no doubt identified the focus of the South-South region particularly that of host Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. The importance of the summit can not be over-emphasised; the host governor has been able to showcase his drive for economic development, an attribute that was re-affirmed during the last democracy celebration. The hosting of the summit is justified in all ramifications. I advise all the South-South governors to sustain the spirit behind the summit.
I wish to say that the Uduaghan government is God-sent. It is a transformational government and people-oriented. Even when N.D.P.N visited the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, in Abuja, I told him that the people’s governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, is working very hard and that, if every other governor works like him, the transformation of the country will be much defined. You don’t need to be an expert to appreciate the transformational government of our humble, focused, dynamic and God-fearing governor.
As a Director in the Direct Labour Agency, an outfit of the state government, is it meeting the peoples’ expectations?
DLA, as a government agency, is working towards meeting the needs of the people. But DLA is opening up rural areas in Delta to facillitate movement of goods and services to urban centres.
Niger Delta Peoples Network, which you also head, celebrated its 10 years, recently. What is the way forward for the body?
Niger Delta Peoples Network, NDP.N., is a heterogeneous and cohesive network with chapters in the nine states of the Niger Delta Region. We give thanks to God that we were able to sustain the group; the ten years anniversary witnessed lectures and the award night in Grand Hotel, Asaba, Delta State, where deserving sons and daughters from the region were given awards. Similarly, the group is preparing for the Niger Delta Unity Cup, and, recently, paid a solidarity visit to the PDP National Working Committee.