June 11, 2009

Youth council hails Yar’Adua over amnesty to militants

By Emma Arubi
WARRI—CHAIRMAN  of Delta State chapter of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Hope George, has commended President Umaru Yar’Adua for his proposed amnesty for militants in the Niger Delta.

He also urged the militants to embrace Mr. President’s gesture in the interest of the development of the area.

George equally commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for his peace and security initiative that has ensured the return of peace to Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South-West council area of the state, saying “now that there is peace, Warri can host the forthcoming Under-17 World Cup tournament.”

The former secretary to Warri South Local Government Council made these remarks in a statement yesterday in Warri, and  noted that Governor Uduaghan’s peace moves have brought back peace to Gbaramatu kingdom.

He noted that no meaningful development could take place in the absence of peace.
Comrade George also commended Governor Uduaghan for setting up a rehabilitation committee to meet the needs of victims of the recent crisis, stating that “you can see his quick response in setting up a committee to rehabilitate those displaced in the crisis.

“This goes to show his love for the people and Deltans should give him all the desired support for him to succeed.”

PDP chieftain lauds Uduaghan on devt

WARRI—A FORMER   governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State, Mr. Sunny Onuesoke, has commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State for his achievement in the past two years, saying the state would witness more development before his tenure elapses.

Onuesoke, who made this known to newsmen while commenting on the ten years of democratic rule in the country, pointed out that gigantic projects like the Ughelli/Asaba road dualization project, the Ode-Itsekiri bridge, Asaba International Airport, upgrading of Osubi Airstrip and structures constructed by the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), among others, stood Uduaghan out in the area of infrastructural development.

He said, what Governor Uduaghan has done for the people of Delta State in the past two years were unquantifiable, adding that he has fulfilled his three-point agenda of peace and security, human capital development and infrastructural development.

Onuesoke who is the publicity secretary of Special Project Directors forum in Delta State added that construction of roads and bridges in the state would bring about economic gains of putting into use the Warri, Koko and Sapele ports, and the Asaba /Osubi airports.