Commissions road, market projects in Isoko North and South LGAs
DELTA State Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said his interest in road construction was borne out of the desire to open up the state for investors.
The Governor made the disclosure on Thursday at the commissioning ceremony of Emede Ring Road, Emede, and Isoko South local government area of Delta State which was constructed by his administration.
According to the governor, “investors are very vital to the socio-economic development of our people; they will create job opportunities and contribute to the development of our state that is why we are constructing roads in all parts of the state, to make our communities accessible.”
“I thank Isoko people and the people of Emede in particular for giving us peace, with peace we are able to carry out development programmes, we are happy that contractors that are working in Isoko are not disturbed and we shall continue to construct roads; Isoko is like a second home to me, we will not get tired of coming to Isoko land,” Governor Okowa said, adding, “I am happy that the people are happy, this joy will continue for the next four years and beyond because, we know it will transform to votes for all the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general elections so that, collectively, we shall contribute to the development of our communities, our state and our country.”
He stated that concrete was used for the construction of the road rather than asphalt as it will last longer due to the terrain, assuring the people that plans are on for more projects to be commissioned.
Governor Okowa had earlier, commissioned blocks of stores at Akporio Market constructed by the Isoko North local government council at Ozoro where he restated his administration’s commitment to the completion of the Ozoro Modern Market being constructed by his administration as such would boost the economic life of the people of the area, especially, those in the rural communities.
The President-General of Emede Progress Union, Mr Okporokpo Ejumejowo had in an address delivered at the occasion, said, “Your Excellency, the award, completion and eventual commissioning of this road attest to the truth that you are a promise keeper who is committed to the even development of the state; you have proven to be a lover of Emede community with the construction of this road, the renovation of several public schools and the ongoing construction of the old Emede-Oleh road; the Emede people are very grateful and we want to assure you that the Emede people will thank you with their votes come March 9th with 100 per cent votes for you Sir.”
Hon. Nicholas Areh, President, Ozoro Progress Union had in an address during the commissioning of Akporio Market described Governor Okowa as a lover of Ozoro Kingdom whose administration had constructed Urude Township road, Opute Hall, Ekene Street, roads and drains on Egbabor/Olecha Street, Ozoro ultra-modern market and the Ozoro/Ughelli dual carriage way that are ongoing.
“To whom much is given, much is expected, you (Governor Okowa) have given us so much, come March 9th, 2019 will be payback day for us to deliver our votes to you massively,” Mr Areh said.