It was practical joy of democracy on 31/05/16, when the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, with his predecessor in office, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, jointly commissioned projects at Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state, to commemorate the First anniversary of the Okowa administration, which took over from the Uduaghan administration on May 29, 2015.
At the commissioning of upgraded facilities at Ogbemudein Model Secondary School, Agbor which was performed by Dr Uduaghan, Governor Okowa recalled that the structure was started by former Governor Uduaghan’s administration.
According to him, “we must commend the immediate past Governor for starting the construction of these schools, though, only four of them have been completed at the moment, we hope to complete all and construct new ones.”
While assuring that he will consolidate on the projects initiated by his predecessors, Governor Okowa specifically, thanked former Governor Uduaghan for leaving the United Kingdom to attend the commissioning exercise, asserting, “it is my prayer and hope that one day, all the schools in Delta State will look like this edifice.”
The Governor challenged teachers to carry out their duties diligently and urged students not to toy with their studies to enable them become good parents and citizens in the future.
Former Governor Uduaghan at the occasion, eulogized Governor Okowa for his giant achievements within one year of being in office and commended the Governor for inviting him to commission projects as part of activities to mark his one year in office.
“I want to thank you (Governor Okowa) for inviting me to commission this project, I am happy that you did not abandon the project,” Dr Uduaghan remarked.
The Obi of Agbor, HRM Keagbokuzi I who spoke through Dr Emmanuel Tibi said they were excited that Governor Okowa had such numerous numbers of projects to commission in his Kingdom within his one year in office.
According to the Dein, “Agbor people are very proud of you (Governor Okowa), they are very happy that within one year, you have been able to manage the resources of the state to put in place these wonderful projects.”
Earlier in a welcome address, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in the state, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, said, “it is worthy of note to mention that though twelve of such legacy projects were embarked upon by the previous administration, only two could be completed before their exit; significantly, this administration took giant steps at ensuring the continuation of some of these projects and I make bold to state today that two similar projects have been duly completed and are now in use.”