Chairman of the Delta State Planning Committee on One Year In Office Anniversary of Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has commended the governor for successfully delivering on his electoral promises to Deltans.
Ukah stated this in Warri on Thursday, June 2, 2016, during the ongoing inspection and commissioning of numerous roads and other mega projects in some parts the state, as part of activities to mark Governor Okowa’s one year in office anniversary.
He said that despite the present economic challenges, Governor Okowa has promised to sustain the pace of development of the state, through effective youth entrepreneurial engagements, fostering agricultural economy, infrastructure development in the education and health sectors as well as improved capital base for the state.
According to him, “The desire of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to transform Delta State is already yielding good fruits. This is a man who believes that the people he leads should come first in his priority list. He has even vowed to ensure that the policy gains of the SMART agenda matra are fully achieved and Deltans have testified to this rare feat exhibited by the governor during the inspection and commissioning exercises.”
The Information Commissioner said the landmark achievements recorded so far by the Okowa-led administration is very reassuring for Deltans that the dividends of true governance have just begun to set in, despite dwindling allocations that accrue to the state.
While commending Deltans for the warm receptions accorded the governor and his team as he transverses the state for the inspection and commissioning exercises, Ukah assured that there are budgetary provisions for more projects to be executed in all parts of the state.
“Okowa is a man who is totally detribalized and committed to growth of the entire state. I can assure you that the entire state is going to be linked up by roads for further economic development. Our plan is to basically touch on all local governments in Delta. If we can achieve these harvests of roads and other infrastructures in one year, what do you think about the remaining years?
“This government is focused and determined to deliver on its promises to the people, especially in terms of building on unity, peace and security.”
He therefore appealed to Deltans to complement the state government’s efforts by building confidence in government’s determination to improve the lots of the people and imbibing a maintenance culture to help preserve the numerous projects that have been executed for the benefit of all.