Peaceful communities in Delta state have been assured of increased government presence and more patronage of development partners.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Project Implementation and Evaluation, Honourable Johnson Erijo, gave the assurance while addressing a delegation of Aviara Community in Isoko South local government area which paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba.
Honourable Erijo said the Okowa administration was committed to spreading development projects across the state, but stressed that only peaceful communities could maximally benefit from such projects.
The former representative of the Isoko South Two constituency in the State Assembly also pointed out that no establishment, whether public or private, would want to site projects or initiate programmes in troubled communities.
He therefore appealed for sustainable peace in communities across the state to allow for greater progress both in areas of physical infrastructure, investment and human capital development.
Honourable Erijo commended Aviara people and the communities in Isoko South for their massive support for PDP during the 2019 general elections.
He said the victory of the party in Aviara Ward was overwhelming, disclosing that as the coordinator of the PDP campaign team for Isoko South local government area for the last election, he was pleased with the performance of the party in the area.
Honourable Erijo stated that the state government was not relenting in its determination to build a Stronger Delta and assured the people of more dividends of democracy.
The Special Adviser thanked the Governor for the opportunity given to him to serve and promised to remain a good ambassador to the Aviara community.
The leader of the delegation and Chairman, PDP Aviara Ward three, Mr England Omodero, congratulated Honourable Erijo on his appointment and commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the confidence reposed in their son.
He said the delegation was made up of all members of PDP in the ward and pledged continued support of the people for the Okowa administration.