By Oghene Omonisa
Former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan has been commended for the laudable legacy he left behind in public transportation in the state after his eight-year rule.
Engr. Elvis Jakpa, a Warri-based businessman who gave the commendation in a chat with Saturday Vanguard said “visionary leaders leave their imprints in the sands of time, so is the often expressed view that ‘ideas rule the World.”
He continued: “One of such leaders is the former Governor of the State, Dr Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan. Though frequently credited for excelling in diverse areas, one area where many believe he created an enviable and enduring legacy is his initiative in establishing the Delta State Urban Mass Transit Scheme.”
The businessman said the policy brought cheap and affordable transportation services within the state compared to anything offered elsewhere in the country.
“The establishment of the scheme has been well managed, patronised and appreciated by all Deltans who welcomed its introduction and saw it as liberating Deltans from the endless agonies of the exploitative grip of many transporters in the transportation industry”, he said. “The Scheme’s success is today a thing of joy to many Deltans as it has been sustained by the applaudable foresight of the present Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.