Uduaghan Presents Mid-Term Score Card
Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, governor of Delta State has presented the scorecard for the past two years of his second term where he called on the people of the Niger Delta region, particularly Deltans to struggle for their interests by supporting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Speaking at the State Luncheon in Asaba to mark 2013 Democracy Day, Dr. Uduaghan said that every geo-political region in Nigeria is preoccupied with issues that interest them and will promote the common good of their people’s interest, adding, “Every geo-political region in Nigeria struggles for its own interest; no one is struggling for the interest of others; you must struggle for the interest of Delta State and promote the yearnings and aspirations of the people.”
He called on Deltans to maintain the relative peace and shun politics of bitterness and pull him down syndrome ahead of the 2015 general elections saying that politicians should go about the forthcoming elections with some spence of decorum because, ” power belongs to God and it comes from him, so no matter how desperate one might be, if God says no, you can’t get it.”
Dr. Uduaghan noted with satisfaction that the security situation in the Niger Delta and Delta State in particular has improved, he urged stakeholders in the region to generate ideas that will create unity in diversity in the region saying that in addition to the achievements recorded in the state in areas of micro-credit programme, health, works, transport sectors among others, the state government has offered scholarship to over 180 First-Class graduates to further their studies abroad as well as bursary awards to indigent students in the state.
Commissioning some projects in Asaba, the Governor warned that anybody who disrupts work in any government project site would have him or herself to blame as such persons would be made to face the full wrath of the law as they destroys government would be prosecuted.
While stating that the projects are people-oriented, Dr. Uduaghan emphasized that with the projects in place, life will be better for the people of Delta State, he added, “If we see you damaging any of our projects, we will prosecute you,” the governor stated, adding that those who want to damage the roads should consult the Ministry of Works so that where roads are damaged, it would be repaired immediately.
Some of the roads commissioned by the governor include the dualised Government House road through Cabinet office and the reconstructed Okpanam road, Asaba, he also commissioned the rebuilt Asagba Mixed Secondary School, Asaba.
At the different venues where projects were commissioned, those who spoke observed that Governor Uduaghan has provided practical dividends of democracy for the people.
Those who spoke included the Commissioner for Works, Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, the Ugoani of Okpanam, Mbanefo Ogbolu and the Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien who spoke through the Iyase of Asaba, Chief Patrick Onyeobi, among others.