“The adoption and successful execution of the rotation at both state and local government levels in a seamless manner have put the state on auto drive on the path to sustainable development “, Ogeah stated.
He said Delta State had built the spirit of camaraderie, oneness and common purpose among its diverse people through the craftsmanship of the political leadership, making every component unit to share in a common sense of belonging.
The former commissioner commended Okowa for successfully steering the state through the challenging economy by astute management of limited resources, especially during prolonged economic recession while still meeting his campaign pledges to the people.
He noted that Asaba, the state capital, is steadily living up to its status in the past four years and commended the governor for initiating measures to resolve the protracted flooding in the city through network of storm drainage nearing completion.
Ogeah thanked Okowa for setting up the Warri, Uvwie and Environs Development Agency, urging its members to work assiduously towards restoring the glory days of the coastal business hubs.
On improving the attractiveness of the state to investors, the former commissioner said that with two airports in Asaba and Warri as well as seaports in Warri, Koko, Sapele and Burutu, albeit still under-utilised, the state was positioned to be a destination of choice for investors.“Going forward, we should continue to innovate, continue to push for creation of the atmosphere that will enable our state to harness its resources, and build on the structures for the emergence of a stronger Delta. We are a positively ambitious people, but the concentration of too many functions and powers at the centre is severely hampering our state’s match to innovative development. We can do more with what should be recognised as the critical imperative to cede more powers and responsibilities to states,” Ogeah said.
He said the people of Delta State had every reason to celebrate as it remains on the right track to development.