No community is marginalised in Delta State — Ukah
Posted by News Express | 1 May 2017 | 1,477 times
•Delta Information Commissioner Patrick Ukah.
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, on Monday dismissed the allegation of marginalisation of a section of the state.
The commissioner dismissed the claim while answering questions from a team of journalists during an interview in Asaba.
Mr. Ukah noted that the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, is a Pan-Deltan hence he made sure that every part of the three Senatorial Districts is not left out of project implementation, noting however that it is not possible to cover all parts of the state the same time.
In the first year of Dr. Okowa’s administration, about 47 roads were awarded and 22 commissioned. This year the state has moved up in terms of road constructions and soon more roads will be commissioned in all the Senatorial districts, he said.
The Commissioner noted that few weeks ago, The Governor was at Kwale to monitor four ongoing internal road projects. In Beneku there is another ongoing road project while Ndemili and Nsukwa axis has not been left out. This is apart from the building of a model School in Ashaka.
On lasting peace in Delta State Mr. Ukah observed that the Governor, being a man with wisdom, set up different committees that went round the state interfacing with critical stakeholders and even liaising with the Federal Government which also culminated to the fruitful visit of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo.
He however noted that more needs to be done by the Federal Government in terms of kidnapping and herdsmen clash with host communities that is being experienced in parts of the state.