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Delta State leadership gets Sapele thumbs up

28 September 2015, 17:12Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Prominent Sapele political leaders have endorsed the leadership of Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.

The leaders also praised the House of Assembly Speaker, Ovwigho Igbuya, for his contributions to the development of Sapele.

“The PDP government is providing basic infrastructure with a view to stimulating growth and development in the state, particularly Sapele,” spokesperson of Sapele Political Forum (SPF), Michael Ohwoworode, said.

He said the contributions of Ovwigho to the development of Sapele were impossible to estimate.

"He has the interests of all in mind," Ohwoworode said.

Overall, the leaders were upbeat at the state's prospects with Okowa at the helm.

“In Delta State, we have seen hopes maturing to reality. The government has put smiles on the faces of the people by executing programmes that have direct impact in the lives of the people,” Ohwoworode said.

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He welcomed Okowa's appointment of Sapele people into key positions of his administration.

Other projects include renovating Sapele Technical College as well as plans to complete the Sapele Market,  Sapele Township Stadium and Adeola Road.

There are plans to dualise the Sapele - Warri Road and Sapele-Benin Road.

"Okowa wants to make Delta State stable and prosperous. He is moving with great zeal and vigour to make the difference,” Ohwoworode said.

He welcomed the governor's leadership style.

“We have a governor that is providing responsible, accountable and transparent leadership to the people. He is providing the economic and political leadership that we need.”

Sapele is a key city in Delta State, established as a trading village and occasionally visited by Europeans in the 19th century.

With a population of over 150 000 people, its industries include the processing of timber, rubber, and palm oil, as well as furniture, tamarind balm and footwear manufacturing. - CAJ News


- CAJ News


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