The prosperity agenda of the Ifeanyi Okowa administration in Delta State is designed to usher a new era in governance by zeroing in on the peculiar needs of the communities that would spur development in the state, Chief Dan Okenyi, Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, has said.
By consulting all communities before embarking on projects, Okenyi said the government is ensuring that communities derive genuine benefit from projects sited in their area.
A statement issued and signed by Pius Mordi, Media Assistant to the Commissioner, said that Okenyi, speaking in Asaba while receiving a delegation of the Odiani People’s Movement, noted that despite the inclement state of the national economy, Sen. Okowa is determined to utilize available resources for the benefit of all communities in the state.
“You may have noticed that road and infrastructural projects are ongoing in many parts of the state. Schools are being rehabilitated, contractors for road projects have all mobilised to site and youths are being trained not just to be gainfully employed but also to be employers themselves. These are things you can hardly find any other state. What the governor is doing in major urban centres are also being replicated in other communities,” he said.
Okenyi said the ring road linking Ugboba, Idumu-Ogo and other communities is being constructed and asked the group to galvanise Odiani people and support Dr. Okowa in his task of making Deltans prosperous. He commended the group for its commitment to improving the lot of the people of the area and pledged his support in realising their objectives.
Earlier in his address, the chairman of the group, Mr. Azuka Mokwunye, sought government’s assistance in empowering youths in the area through improved farming skills to tap the huge agricultural potentials of the Odiani communities. He sought the assistance of the commissioner to create additional wards for the Odiani communities.
Mokwunye said his political group comprises Ukwu-Nzu, Ugbodu, Ubulubu, Ugboba, Idumu-Ogo, Ogodor, Idumuje-Unor, Idumuje-Ugboko and Aniofu, adding that they are driven by the desire to be the voice of the Odiani people in the political space.