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2018 Budget: We didn’t marginalise Isoko nation —Okowa

By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha

OLEH—GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Wednesday said Isoko nation was not marginalised by his administration in the allocation of the capital votes in the state’s  2018 budget as being peddled in some quarters.

Gov Ifeanyi Okowa

He described allegations of one per cent provision for Isoko nation in the budget as false, saying: “People should not play politics by spreading rumours.  When you play politics and you speak the truth,   it is good enough. I didn’t need to say this, but, because our traditional rulers are here, the things that we hear people say and write about in the social media that the Isoko nation has one percent provision in the budget is not true, it is all politics, they are lying about it.

Okowa, who spoke at Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area, while flagging off the  2018 Measles Vaccination Campaign, reiterated the preparedness of his administration to  continue to ensure that the “Isoko nation and indeed others” continued to receive their fair share of the state’s commonwealth.

Okowa said: “Despite the rumour and lies that people are spreading, we will continue to do our best for the Isoko nation and all other nations that are part of Delta State.”


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