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EMPLOY CIVIL MEANS OF ADDRESSING ISSUES, OKOWA APPEALS TO PIPELINE VANDALS *Commissions More Projects

okosap1Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged those who are vandalizing pipelines to sheath their swords and employ civil approach to address issues.

The Governor made the call on 02/06/16, while commissioning Jeddo/Ughoton road in Okpe local government area of the state as part of activities to mark his one year in office.

According to him, “the pipeline vandalism that is going on is very bad for Delta State, we are suffering from pollution, our communities are affected, we are the greatest losers; our communities are impacted negatively.”

“I want to appeal to our brothers who are involved in one way or the other in these vandalism to stop, we cannot destroy ourselves in order to make a point, there are more civil ways of channeling grievances which we should apply than vandalizing pipelines and endangering our people,” the Governor said.

Commissioning the road, Governor Okowa said his attention was drawn to the deplorable state of the road by the Orodje of Okpe, HRM Orhue I and commended the contractor for the speedy delivery of the road.

Orodje of Okpe, Orhue I in a brief speech, congratulated Deltans for having a listening governor disclosing that only a phone call attracted Governor Okowa to contruct the road which also, led to the community where the Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye hails from.

“Our Governor is a listening Governor; we want to thank him, Okpe people deserves to say thank you, because, only one phone call to him and this road was done,” the Orodje said, while Chief Augoye in his speech, observed that the road was impassable as at December, 2015 when the contract for the construction of the road was awarded.

In a related development, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has directed the Ministry of Works to rehabilitate failed portions of Adeola road, Sapele to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the area.

According to the Governor, the Ministry of Works should rehabilitate the road which is about two hundred metres.

The Governor who was on commissioning and inspection tour of some of the projects being executed by his administration as part of activities to mark his one year in office inspected the on-going dualization of Amukpe/Sapele road in Sapele local government area of the state, also, inspected the level of progress of work at Okuetolor/Arhagba road in Okpe local government area.

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