In Delta, we do not want to play politics with projects - Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa seeking second term in office has asserted that his administration do not want to play politics with projects embarked upon in the State. Okowa spoke through his Chief press secretary, Charles Aniagwu recently on Frontline; an interactive media programme of Delta Online Publishers Forum in Asaba. Following the impactive initiatives of the Okowa administration, a lot of youths in the State have gone into the agriculture profession and "in a few weeks we are going to launch our rice" Charles disclosed. On general performance, he asserted, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has passed all the necessary tests and done all he needed to do for the people of Delta State to qualify him for re - election. The Governor's media manager, who was grilled by the online media practitioners spoke on several projects embarked upon by the Okowa administration which are part of the promises made by the State Governor during the inception of the government on May 29, 2015. According to him, election is like an individual wanting to gain admission into the University, adding that Governor Okowa has passed all the tests for promotion to second term in the 2019 general elections. “He brought out reforms in various sectors and he has completed them creditably well. He created jobs, yes, we have created jobs. We have created platforms to make people create and get jobs. We have directly 6000 people in our job creation scheme. We are not doing it for political reasons. “We have taken development to the creeks and the people are happy and willing to support the government. A number of youths have gone into agriculture. In a few weeks from now, we are going to launch our rice. “We have built a number of schools. We took advantage of the UBEC law, we have paid our counterpart funds and renewed our primary schools across the State. The storm drainage is part of our efforts to make the State capital take a new look. “Our roads are connecting to the rural communities. At the end of this administration, we are going to surpass the expectation of the people of Delta State. We have passed our examinations and garnered good grades for admission to second term. We are quite confident that the people of Delta State will vote for us. We are even looking at 5/5 in the vote for Governor Okowa.” Answering questions on the condition of roads in the State, Aniagwu said: “When we came on board we said we will take care of roads in all the local government areas of the State. Before we came on board, the Ughelli-Asaba contractor was not paid. The Okpanam road, a penny was not paid before we came on board. “We have done a number of roads. We have linked local governments to each other by roads. Maryam Babangidda Way, at the end of its completion, will be like Summit Road. In all honesty, we do not want to play politics with projects. This is why we say we need time to consolidate on what we are doing.”
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