The Delta state Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Honourable Chika Ossai, has placed eighteen Okpara-ukus and Adas in Afor kingdom, Ndokwa east local government area, on monthly stipends.
Honourable Chika Ossai, who announced this when he paid a courtesy call on the oldest Okpara-uku of Afor kingdom, urged the people of Ndokwa east to remain supportive of the Okowa administration.
The Commissioner said the monthly stipends would assist the Okpara ukus and Adas in taking care of their health and other immediate needs.
He assured the people that he Okowa administration would continue to develop the area and advised them to be prepared to protect every government property in the area.
Honourable Chika Ossai enumerated some of the projects he had attracted to the area to include the renovation of Iselegu primary and secondary school, Afor secondary school, Okolori primary school and construction of Iselegu Umuokpala township road, as well as the empowerment of youths in Afor kingdom.
He assured the people that the present administration would construct more roads to link Ogbetiti, Okolori and Umuchi Afor clans.
The Trade and Investment Commissioner tasked the youth in the area to get themselves involved in meaningful ventures that would impact positively on the state and their immediate environment.
Honourable Chika Ossai thanked the elders’ councils for their support for the present administration and appealed to them not to hesitate to draw his attention to any issue of urgent importance.
The spokesman for the community Chief London Onwuka, commended the state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for finding Honourable Chika Ossai worthy of reappointment as Commissioner and pledged the support of the Afor community for his administration.
He appealed to the Commissioner to use his good offices to attract more government presence to the area, especially the Obetim-Umuachi Afor-Iselegu link road.
The Commissioner representing Ndokwa east on the Board of DESOPADEC, Chief Ikechukwu Akozor and members of the Chika Foundation accompanied Honourable Chika Ossai on the visit.