Latimore Fred Oghenesivbe (EA Communications)


The good people of Kwale, Ogume, Amai and Ubiaruku as well as Uduophori, Kabowei communities in Ndokwa West and Patani local government areas of Delta State, came out in their large numbers yesterday Friday 20th October, 2017; when His Excellency the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa commissioned key road projects embarked upon by his administration in those LGAs.

First, was the commissioning of the Kwale-Ogume-Amai-Obiaruku road in Nwokwa West which serves as a major link between the communities. With the commissioning of the road network, transportation of goods and services within the beneficiary localities has been enhanced.

The project is in fulfilment of promise made by the Governor to the people during his campaign tour of the area before 2015 governorship election in the state.

The governor also visited the Otagba-Ogbe Technical College to inspect ongoing construction, rehabilitation and equipping of the institution which hitherto was abandoned for several years as a result of emergence of Grammar Schools across the state.

As a paradigm shift, the Governor took it upon himself to ensure that the Technical Colleges serve as a fast-track models for human capital development. The colleges possess the capacity of raising thousands of young entrepreneurs and skilled young men and women through vocational and technical education.

Gov Okowa is sure beyond reasonable doubt that the six technical colleges located across the three senatorial districts are capable of facilitating the speedy growth of science and technology; at college level, which can be expanded by partnering with professional bodies and organisations to take advantage of specialised manpower produced for rapid socioeconomic transformation of the state.

Gov Okowa has this to say at a town hall meeting earlier in May this year;

“I am appealing to parents in Delta State and across the country to send their children to Technical Colleges because of the huge advantage of being self employed after acquiring technical and vocational skills.

“There are several vocations to be learnt which includes; Plumbing, Electrical/Electronic repairs and installations, House wiring (conduit and surface), Tools Fabrication and many more which can immediately put food on the table of our youths without waiting endlessly for white collar jobs.”

The governor while commissioning the road in Ndokwa West assured the people that his administration will continue to put smile on the faces of Deltans especially now that the nation’s economic recession is over; meaning that more funds will soon be available to spread development across the state.

He also paid a courtesy visit on the Oduosa of Otagba-Ogbe, His Royal Highness, Isaac Obi. The royal father appealed to the Governor to ensure the completion of Eke Market during his tenure as governor of Delta State.

Responding, Gov Okowa assured the royal father and the people of Otagba-Ogbe communities that Eke Market shall be completed and commissioned within the life span of his administration. The mammoth crowd went frenzy, thanking the Governor for his kind heart and listening eyes.

At Patani LGA, His Excellency the Governor was briefly engaged by the people of Uto-Ewu, Assa, Etete, Omafuvwie and Edjekuo communities.

They commended the Governor for his good governance initiatives and for rapid spread of road infrastructure across the state and humbly requested for government intervention in road infrastructure development in the area.

In a swift grant of request, Gov Okowa instructed the Honourable Commissioner for Works to commence paper work on the financial implication of fixing the road to enable government do the needful.

The governor then proceeded to commission the Uduophori and Kabowei roads. The unique event was witnessed by top government officials, some members of state exco as well as the Patani PDP Chairman, Comrade Godspower Asiuwhu.

Gov Okowa paid a scheduled courtesy call on the royal father of Patani before he returned to seat of power, Government House, Asaba.


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