Apart from his experience in governance which has united and positioned Delta state for rapid socio-economic development, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa deserved a second term in office for equity and fairness, the Secretary to the Delta State government(SSG) Mr. Festus Ovie Agas has said
The publicity-shy SSG who spoke to Urhobo Publishers Forum in Ughelli said the fact that each of the senatorial districts now knew that after 8 years it would be their turn to occupy the office of governor had stabilised the polity and united the state
He urged the Urhobos to massively vote for Gov. Okowa in next month’s governorship election so that in 2023, when it would be the turn of the Delta Central, the governor would give maximum support to Urhobos
Mr. Agas recalled that at the time Gov. Okowa assumed office, crude oil export was almost collapsing due to the activities of ex-militants, resulting to poor revenue for state, but with deft management of the situation he was able to ensure security in the oil producing communities by engaging all the aggrieved parties.
According to him, the governor made them to understand that in the long run, the pollution arising from pipeline bombing will impact on their communities, with less revenue accruing to the state for development and they agreed with the governor.
He said currently with improved, there was massively road construction in the state and the riverside communities in particular while abandon projects and model schools were being completed. He said Gov. Okowa’s Jobs and wealth creation programme had pulled several youths out of the job market
Mr. Agas described Okowa as a promise keeper saying that this had endeared himself to most people because he had a lot of experience in governance. He was once a Local Government Chairman, Commissioner of Health, Secretary to State Government and a Senator