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Monarch Commends Okowa’s One Year In Office

operation, Ifeanyi Okowa; Delta; Urban planning law, C-Of-O
Posted: Jun 2, 2016 at 6:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

John, Dugbe

Ughelli – The traditional ruler of Effurun-Otor Kingdom, HRM King Duku II, the Orovworere of Effurun – Otor, in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, has described the one administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a glorious one.

The monarch in a chat with Independent at his palace in Effurun Otor, Wednesday stated that the governor’s one year in office was a glorious one based on the fact that in spite of the hard economic times, the governor was able to achieve much so far.

“One thing that is obvious is that times are hard, nationally, and most of this hardship is externally imposed; lack of purposeful leadership at the centre is core. Lack of preparation by the government at the centre to govern is also an issue.

“Then the issue of total dependable on the Federal Government allocation is a big drawback, an anathema to a fully federal structure. Our resources are taken to Abuja and in return, we are given what they think is our due. But happily, governor Okowa is systematically engineering the affairs of the state despite the global collapse of our only source of revenue, the black gold, oil,” he said.

The monarch who described Governor Okowa as a man who thoroughly nurtured himself into the art of governance through years of tutelage, noted that “its gladdens my heart when I see a leader that is detribalized in appointments and in the distribution of infrastructures. Okowa’s spirit is everywhere in the state, an impressive feat: It is no surprise therefore, that he is loved by all”.

While showering encomiums on Okowa, the monarch further remarked that “Governor Okowa is quintessentially a man to beat. His policies permeate down to the grass root, providing for the down trodden, empowering the hitherto rejects and abandon elements of the society”.

The Osovworere of Effurun Otor however noted that one of the greatest challenges confronting the administration of governor Okowa is the continuing vandalization of oil pipeline in the state which he said is giving the state a bad name as well devastating the environment.

“This is however the outcome of bad policies and reckless attitude coming from the presidency to the South-South region,” he said.