…commission projects in Delta
By Festus Ahon, ASABA
GOMBE State Governor, Dr Ibrahim Dankwambo, Friday told Northerners living in Delta State to obey the culture and norms of Deltans, urging Nigerians to live in peace and unity.
Dankwambo who was in the State commission Abavo Circular Road, Abavo phase 1 with a spur to Ogbekile Street in Ika South local government area and Owerre-Olubor/Ekwuoma Road in Ika North-East local government area executed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, said “the Arewa Community should live in peace with the host communities, you (Arewa Community) must not do anything that is against the norms and culture of the communities.
“We should preach peace and have accommodating spirit to their children and the host communities must be their brothers’ keepers, we must live as a peaceful, united people in this country.”
Dankwambo who was accompanied on the visit to Delta State by some members of his State Executive Council, also inspected facilities at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
Noting that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has done a lot within three years of his administration, he said; “for a new government faced with the challenges of funds to be commissioning series of projects, my brother, Governor Okowa, I commend you.
“Road projects open up communities for development, you mean well for the people. The facilities we have inspected are of international standards, no wonder Delta State is always emerging as number one in sporting competitions.”
In his remarks, Governor Okowa explained why he invited Governor Dankwambo to commission projects executed by his administration, adding that, “we need to build bridges of friendship across the country to strenghten our unity as a people.
“We are proud as a state government that we are taking road projects to different communities, especially, to our people in the riverine communities, we will continue to work for our people. We thank our traditional rulers for ensuring peaceful kingdoms which have helped us to execute projects.”