The Asaba Development Association worldwide has rebuked those criticising the decision by the Delta State Government to convert the Maryam Babangida Women Development Centre Asaba to a Court of Appeal Complex.
The President General of ADU (Worldwide) Professor Epiphany Azinge who lashed out at the critics in an exclusive interview with gallantreporters, said Asaba people owed no one any apology for the twist, stressing that Asaba had no issue with it.
Professor Azinge said Asaba had honoured and respected the late Maryam Babangida enough as an illustrious daughter of the community, adding that the Delta State Government also named a road in the state capital after her to immortalise her name.
He described the Women Development Centre as a white elephant project that had turned to a den of miscreants, not worthy to be associated with the late First Lady of Nigeria.
The ADU President General commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his foresight in converting the decaying project to an Appeal Court Complex adjudged to be one of the best in the world, pointing out that even the late Maryam Babangida would be happy in her grave that Asaba had become the seat of an Appeal Court Division.
Professor Azinge urged critics of the Okowa administration to be constructive in their criticism, and be able to draw a line between good and bad intentions of government, as the decision to have an Appeal Court Division in Asaba was one made in good faith.