We can’t destroy ourselves in order to make a point, Okowa tells ND Avengers
DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday, appealed to militants blowing up oil installations in the state to reconsider their actions, as bombing of oil facilities by them was affecting the state.
The governor made the call while commissioning Jeddo/Ughoton road in Okpe local government area of the state, as part of activities to mark his one year in office.
He said: “The pipeline vandalism that is going on is very bad for Delta State, we are suffering from pollution, our communities are affected, and we are the greatest losers; our communities are impacted negatively.”
“I want to appeal to our brothers who are involved in one way or the other in these vandalism to stop, we cannot destroy ourselves in order to make a point, there are more civil ways of channeling grievances which we should apply than vandalizing pipelines and endangering our people,” he asserted.
Commissioning the road, Governor Okowa said the Orodje of Okpe, HRM Orhue I, drew his attention to the deplorable state of the road and commended the contractor for the speedy delivery.
Orodje of Okpe, Orhue I in a brief speech, congratulated Deltans for having a listening governor, disclosing that only a phone call attracted Governor Okowa to construct the road, which also leads to the community where the Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye hails from.
“Our governor is a listening governor; we want to thank him, Okpe people deserve to say thank you because only one phone call to you and this road was done,” the Orodje said.