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Letter to the Delta State Government

By Frank Chuks Izekor

As Delta State celebrate 30 years of her creation and 20 years of PDP rule in the state, I want to draw the attention of State government to a community road, although the has never been tared, but was hitherto passable over the past years without much difficulties.

The Alizomor – Alisor – Omumu road in Ward 3, Ika South Local Government Area, was awarded sometime last year by the Delta State government, and was billed to be completed within a record time as we were told that the contract sum was already made available to the contracting firm.

The road was among many other roads across the state that were awarded at the same time. The contractor to this particular road shortly after the award mobilized to site to the excitement of inhabitants of the communities.

While other roads awarded at the same time have been completed, only about 2klm of this road which ends at Alizomor was partially completed. The part of the road leading to Alisor was bulldozed and abandoned, while nothing was done on the part leading to Omumu.

The contractor according to grapevine information blamed lack of funds to the abandonment of the road project!But how could this be true when we were initially told that funds for the project, and indeed all the projects awarded at the same time have all been completed?

Alisor community as at today cannot be accessed through that road as it has completely become impassable. It has never been this bad over the years even though it was not tared.

The questions that are begging for answers as it concerns the road are:• Why was the construction of the road stopped immediately it passed the residence of a particular PDP stalwart who is the leader of the Party in that locality?• Why was funds made available for the other roads awarded by the State Government at the same time, not made available for this road?• Could it be that somebody somewhere influenced the construction of this road with the contract cutting across the three communities of Alizomor, Alisor and Omumu, while it was actually met to end after crossing a point?If this assertions are not correct, what effort then is this PDP and their stalwarts in that Ward putting in to ensure that the entire stretch of the road as awarded is completed?

I want to, therefore, call on the state government to expedite action on this road to alleviate the sufferings of the people living in these communities as PDP over the years has benefited immensely from them through what they call “bush votes!”

I want to also use this medium to call on the Commissioner for Works, (Urban and Federal Roads) Engr Noel Omodon who incidentally is from the same Ward with these communities to use his good office to see to the completion of this road, even though the said road does not fall within his jurisdiction, I however, appeal to him to reach out to his counterpart in the Rural Road Ministry to give the road the attention it deserves.
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Chief A. O. Okowa Was Good To All-


An American trained Organic Chemist and Executive Assistant to the governor of Delta State, on Special Duties, Dr. Chukwuma O. Nwaonicha, has said that late educationist and the Ojeangbe of Owa Kingdom, Chief Arthur Okorie Okowa was good to persons who came his way. Nwaonicha who spoke in an interview at Agbor paid glowing tributes to respected community leader.

He said, “Chief Arthur Okorie Okowa was not just a father but, he was good to all persons who came his way during his sojourn on earth. His relationship with people both in his Owa-Alero Community and beyond was cordial and worthy of emulation. He lived good life, hence, God kept him alive till the age of 88 years and was installed the Okparan-Uku of Idumuebo, a position he held until he joined his ancestors. He was indeed a great man. May his soul find eternal peace in the bosom”.

Speaking in the same vein, Nwaonicha prayed God to keep guiding and protecting the eldest son of the late Ojeangbe and the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Okowa and his siblings.

Meanwhile, he used the medium to commend the developmental strikes of Governor Okowa in Delta State, noting that the Governor has truly put smiles on the faces of Deltans siince his inauguration on May 29, 2015. He called on Deltans to remain committed and supportive of the Okowa’s administration to enable the Governor finish strong in 2023.
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UNIDEL: Thanks, Gov Okowa For The Uncommon Gesture

UNIDEL: Thanks, Gov Okowa For The Uncommon Gesture

The news of the passage of the bill giving teeth to the establishment of University of Delta, Agbor, (Unidel, Agbor), has come as a top draw from the string of good news that has become synonymous with Agbor Kingdom recently. When the bill was initially proposed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to the Delta State House of Assembly to establish University of Education, Agbor, we wholeheartedly thanked you for the gesture, promising to engage the state legislature with a view to making it a full fledged university.As promised, we made a rich presentation at the public hearing organized by the state legislature in order to churn out a very good bill that incorporates our interests. True to our expectations, the Delta State House of Assembly, today, Tuesday, 23 of March, 2021, graciously passed a bill establishing University of Delta, Agbor, that will be appropriately referred to as Unidel, Agbor.To this gesture, we thank you, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for proactively sending the executive bill for the establishment of a university in Agbor. We may not go to the rooftop to cheer the “Roadmaster” for this unexpected gesture but we are sure that your action will cement your name in the sand of time.Our gratitude goes too to the Delta State House of Assembly who against all odds gave the bill the accelerated hearing it deserved. To Prof Patrick Muoboghare, the Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, we owe him one for the tenacity and steely resolve to stand firm in defending what’s right.For Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, Member, Delta State House of Assembly, representing Ika South Constituency, we didn’t expect less. We are aware of his contributions to support the bill. His efforts have further elevated him in the Agbor Hall of Fame. He is truly a concerned citizen.The new University of Delta, Agbor, has immense capacity to attain greatness considering the facilities available at the Agbor Technical College and State School of Nursing, Agbor as well as the Agbor Central Hospital. In no distant time, we are confident that these facilities will become part of the university that will truly provide the needed research that our community currently crave.His Excellency, we are aware that the bill won’t stay long on your table before accent is given. Accept our assurances that we will reach our prominent sons and daughters of Ika Nation as well as corporate organisations to support the new school.Once again, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, we thank you.Truly yoursMr. Echi Obue (JP)—-Chairman, Concerned Citizens of Agbor Initiative also known as CACMr. Williams Eghebi—Secretary, Concerned Citizens of Agbor Initiative, also known as CAC.
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