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Ecological challenges: CGGEJ lauds Okowa’s approval of N500m counterpart fund

By Alozie Egole

COALITION for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa, CGGEJ, yesterday, commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State for approving N500 million as counterpart fund for the World Bank to address ecological challenges across the state.

Gov. Okowa
Gov. Okowa

CGGEJ’s Media Coordinator, Mr. Patrick Omene, in a statement, said, “We commend Governor Okowa for his takeoff policies since assumption of office and the on-going efforts to put Delta State on sound economic footing in these uncertain times.

“We laud the governor for his expression of commitment in approving the N500 million counterpart fund which is a conviction of his resolve to address the enormous ecological challenges facing the state. This is commendable and must be pursued with zest. In addition, his far reaching reforms geared towards re-invigorating and restructuring the economy of the state, anchored on accountability, transparency and fiscal prudence is no doubt a sure way of telling what manner of governance we should expect.”

The group urged the governor to remain focused and be undistracted in delivering the dividends of democracy to the people, saying “There is time for everything; time for politics and time for governance. The governor must keep his eye on the mark so as not to be swayed from the purpose of governance, since the Supreme Court which is the final arbiter in the governorship election has delivered judgment and there is nothing anybody can do about it.”

We congratulate Mr. Governor and the law abiding people of Delta State. However Mr. Governor must be magnanimous in victory and extend the hand of fellowship to everyone.”


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