Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has been commended for working hard to leave the state better than he met it close to eight years ago.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state and founder of Delta Grassroots Network, DGN, Hon Chuks Asuai, gave the commendation in his new year message as the Okowa administration winds down.
Hon Asuai noted that the most enduring legacy the Okowa administration would be leaving behind was massive road development, which had seen most roads in the Government Reservation Areas, GRAs, in the State Capital Territory linked to one another to enhance physical development of the state capital.
He added that other infrastructure, including the Mega Secretariat Complex, the Court of Appeal Building, the Koka Junction Interchange Flyover, the Leisure Park and Film Village, the Asaba Special Hospital, the Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat, among others, were also legacy projects in the State Capital Territory that had made the Okowa administration thick.
Beyond the State Capital Territory, Hon Asuai expressed delight in the huge achievements of the Okowa administration also in road and bridge construction across the state, even in riverine communities, noting particularly the socioeconomic benefits the people of Warri North would derive from the first of its kind Ogheye Floating Market.
The PDP chieftain said Governor Okowa’s human capital development initiatives were also worthy of commendation, as the entrepreneurship programmes of his administration had created thousands of direct and indirect jobs, which had meaningfully engaged the youths and taken many out of the streets.
He said though the year 2022 had its challenges which brought untold hardship to most Nigerians, it was important to appreciate God for the gift of life, expressing optimism that 2023, which happened to be an election year, would be great and better for the people.