BY AUSTIN OYIBODE
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah (Esq.), yesterday, said members of the State Executive Council were re-dedicating themselves to greater service delivery to Deltans.
He stated that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and his commissioners were putting hands on deck to ensure that the collective development dreams of Deltans were actualised.
Ogeah made the assertions at a special press briefing as part of activities marking the 21st anniversary of the creation of the state.
He said that despite developmental challenges confronting states in the country, the Uduaghan administration had a viable development vision that could take the state to the Promised Land.
The commissioner noted that most of the developed states or countries in the world applied one of development paradigms, being adopted by the state government, to get to where they are today.
He explained that the state government was already executing many landmark projects
designed to stand the test of time; hence they must go through a long gestation period.
According to him, countries that have made giant strides spent between 30 to 40 years before becoming what they are today, adding that between 20 and 25 years from now, Delta would have been taken to enviable heights in the world.
Ogeah identified incessant rainfall as the major obstacle to timely completion of projects in the state, assuring Deltans, especially those resident in Asaba, that after the rains, road projects in the state capital would be completed.
While stressing that massive construction work was on-going on the Asaba drainage project, the commissioner noted there are other towns and cities in the state that are competing for the limited resources at the disposal of the state government.
BY AUSTIN OYIBODE