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Rapid Development Of Ika Land : Patricia Azikiwe Commends Okowa, Nwokolo

A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 8 Igbodo, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mrs. Patricia Onuwa Azikiwe, has commended the duo of His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State and Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, the Member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives Abuja, for the rapid development of Ika Land.

Mrs. Azikiwe, a retired Director of Nursing Services under the Local Government Service Commission, made the commendation recently in Agbor, during a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter. She appreciated both politicians for the matured and efficient manner which they have continued to perform their duties, describing them as charismatic and result oriented achievers, emphasizing that they have done very well particularly in the overall development of Ika Nation compared to how the area was before they came on board, saying that

“Ika Nation has never had it so good”.

Continuing, the Unit leader and one of the appointed party delegates, while eulogizing the sterling qualities of the Delta state governor and Hon. Nwokolo, maintained that both remarkable party leaders deserve big accolade because of their achievements considering the giant strides they recorded over the years, saying that testimonies of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s exploit in road construction and provision of several noticeable infrastructures abound in virtually all the local government areas in Delta State, same goes for the laudable initiative of Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, whom she described as a brother, in the area of his annual free medical health care for members of Ika Nation and constant provision of food items to the widows in Ika Land and empowerment of the youths and members of Ika Federal Constituency since his election as the member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives Abuja. She called on members of Ika Nation to compliment the efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, by continually giving them their maximum support, noting that a full support for the duo will further enhance the growth and development of the entire communities in Ika Nation.

Mrs. Patricia Onuwa Azikiwe, who was very happy with the humanitarian services of Hon. Victor Nwokolo, commended him particularly for feeding the widows and the masses at Igbodo and Agbor, during the last Christmas celebration. In the same vein she thanked Governor Okowa for the construction of the Agbor to Ekuku-Agbor road, which before now had been in a very bad condition for several years. She further appreciated both men for the good road network constructed in Igbodo kingdom.

The seasoned medical practitioner cum politician also commended Mr. Victor Agbojimona, the Ika North East local government youth leader for his commitment to the party, she described him as a youth that can move mountains, truthful in all his dealings and an amiable personality to reckon with.

Speaking on the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she emphasized that Coronavirus is real, warning that the public should disregard the rumours going round town about the virus not being Delta State, but to protect themselves and adhere strictly with the Covid-19 protocols as spelt out by the Federal and State governments, urging the masses of Ika Nation to always put on their face masks, use hand sanitizers, wash their hands repeatedly under running water with soap and to keep their environment clean. She also encouraged the farmers and market women in Ika Land to be committed to the above Covid-19 protocols.

Mrs. Azikiwe, also enjoined political office holders to be committed to their duties and be closer to their people in order to know their challenges if any and help in solving same with their party leaders, in her words, “We should all seat up, including myself and make sure that our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) does not fail but to emerge Victorious in all the elective positions during the forthcoming local government election scheduled for 6th March, 2021”, she concluded.

Gov. Ifeanyi OkowaMrs. Patricia Onuwa AzikiweHon Victor Nwokolo
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Source: Ika News Agbor
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Illegal dump site at Afia-Ogbemai: Resident cries out

By Marvin Enyosa

Residents of the street directly behind Afia-Ogbemai in Ime-Obi, Agbor head quarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, have raised alarm over the pollution of their environment following the illegal refuse dump site located almost at the center of the market.

One of the residents who spoke to newsmen in tears on the hazardous nature of the dump site, Rev. Chuks Omezi, lamented the untold hardship on his household, regreting that the bad odour coming from the market dump site, chased three of his children off the house.

He explained that his family members and his church, Triumphant Royal Family Gospel Ministry, located few feets away from the dump site, had constantly witnessed difficulties during market days as the only road leading to residential buildings of the street would be covered by traders of the market.He asserted that most times, when they returned home, they would see human feaces or inhale odours of urine’s round corners of his building which is just less than eight feets to the dump site.

His words, “we are really suffering in this area because of the illegal dump site position just beside my building.

“We learnt that the host community, Ogbomudein, gave the market the portion to use as dump site, but failed to considered the effect on residents health.“

As the case may be, I no longer open my widows because of the bad odours coming from the dustbin. Three of my children have abandoned the house. Almost every week, it is either my children and I are admitted at the hospital for treatment or we are at the pharmacy buying drugs.

“Sadly, neither the local government council or the Councilors representing Ward 1 and 2, are doing anything to help us savaged the situation, but would not fail to come to the market on market days to collect revenue.”

“We also found out that some persons would throw sacks containing dead fowls on the dustin amongst other waste items which haven decomposed, becomes dangerous to our health.”

As at press time, the environment of the market was in to total mess, while the building of the Rev. Omezi, was indeed endangered by the heap of refuse at the illegal dump site.Meanwhile, Rev. Omezi and other residents of the area used the medium to call on the state government to visit the environment in other to assertain the ugly conditions under which residents behind the market resides.

Traders covering the entrance of the affected street

Rev. Omezi standing in front of his house closed to the illegal dump site

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Source: Ika News Agbor
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