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Delta NUJ Praises Oborevowri’s Style Of Governance

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Hold People In Government Accountable, Delta NUJ Charges Members

…Calls For Dismantling Of Barricades In Front Of Police Facilities In Delta

By Danie Dafe

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Delta State Council, has appreciated the Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. (Elder) Sheriff Oborevwori for his fatherly disposition towards the union and his commitment to the welfare and upliftment of Delta workers.

A statement released on New Year day, signed by Comrade Churchill Oyowe, Chairman, NUJ Delta Council and Comrade Victor Sorokwu, State Secretary, NUJ Delta Council, described the governor is a thorough and homegrown leader of his people, adding: “No surprise, Deltans have aptly nicknamed your administration’s MORE Agenda as “UKODO” For All Deltans.”

“Indeed, Governor Oborevwori’s disposition and approach to governance in the past seven months, has reflected that communal delicacy, which promises to spread spectacular development across the three senatorial districts of state simultaneously.

“Of particular note, was his unscheduled visit to the Prof. Chike Edozien State Secretariat – to have a warm rapport with all government workers.

“For the state workforce, that act of down-to-level presence remains the ginger they need to put in their best effort for the overall development of the state,” Delta NUJ said.

The union also recalled how Governor Oborevwori obtained a N40 billion loan to meet “the nagging arrears of pensions.”

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“Next was the arrears of state government workers. In fact, workers welfare, very significantly, heralded the governor’s first 100 days in office,” the statement added.

Delta NUJ continued: “The governor’s pro-labour activities in 2023 peaked with his unscheduled visit to now deceased Delta-born renowned labour leader on sickbed, our very elderstatesman, Comrade Frank Kokori, where he undertook to clear all accrued medical bills.

“On the demise of the labour leader, the state governor directed the setting up of a 22-man Funeral Committee to give befitting burial and last honour to the departed nationalist.

“Government is said not to be good in business but the state government venture of right percent equity in the recently signed Floating LNG project is novel, particularly for its sure creation of jobs, additional source of revenue and overall corporate social responsibility impact on the host communities.”

Also, while commending Oborevwori’s administration for attracting construction giant, Julius Berger to handle key facelifting projects in Warri, Effurun and environs, Delta NUJ urged the state government to do away with road projects that reflect the past.

“We look forward to seeing roads with present and future outlooks, such as dualised and multiple lane roads, particularly in areas with less settlement,” the union averred.

Delta NUJ also called for the dualisation of the Okpanam Ibusa Road to be in tune with the present state of developmental expectation.

Furthermore, Delta NUJ commended the Delta State Government for its role in collaborating with federal security agencies to maintain peace, security and order, while calling for the dismantling of barricades in front of police facilities in the state, especially those in urban settlements, citing the ones on Okpanam Road and A Division both in Asaba, the state capital, which the body said are worrisome and a pain to road users after 6.00 pm when they are completely closed.

“There is need for a review of that security strategy to safeguard police facilities in state, more so, when the immediate cause for the strategy has long outlived its threat,” Delta NUJ opined.

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