By Emma Njoku
The Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has stated that the Atiku Abubakar/Ifeanyi Okowa presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would take Nigeria to greater heights.
He said Governor Okowa has done so much to prove that the PDP is ready to rescue the country from the present poor economic situation and reset the economic fortune of the nation.
Ogieh, who stated this yesterday, in Asaba, when he received an Award of Excellence from the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) for his show of transparency, commitment to professionalism and hard work in running the affairs of DESOPADEC, lauded Governor Okowa’s achievements.
“We may not be as loud as some state governors, but we have achieved a lot in delivering dividends of democracy in the state, and Deltans are happy with us. Most communities were wiped out during the Warri crisis and military invasion of the Niger Delta region, so we are creating new communities with modern facilities.
“We are also connecting riverine communities with bridges, the multi-billion naira ultra modern Ogheye Floating Market in a riverine community in Warri North Local Government Area, jetties for landing in the riverine communities, well-equipped schools with modern facilities and laboratories for our people living there. They have built and furnished staff quarters, equipped cottage hospitals and constructed roads as a way of taking government to our people. Corp members posted to riverine communities in the state will have no excuse not to stay because all the things in the urban areas are there because Governor Okowa-led government has provided them.”
The award was presented by the Chairman of the CSOs in Northern Nigeria, Dr. Ibrahim Waya in recognition of Bashorun Askia’s commitment to transparency, professionalism, hard work and excellence in running the affairs of DESOPADEC.