•Okowa fails to comment on the Ayakoromo bridge project during his visit
By Godfrey Anita
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commissioned a 2.8km road in the Benikurukuru community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta state which was initiated and completed by his administration on Thursday.He equally moved to Burutu community, the capital city of Burutu Local Government Area to commission a councillors’ lodge and HPM’s quarter constructed by the council chairman, Hon. Godknows Angele Thursday 30th March 2022.Meantime, there was a high expectation by the mammoth crowd who received the governor that he would give a timeline on the completion of the famous Ayakoromo bridge project in Burutu LGA but surprisingly, he didn’t make any comment on the project in his speech.However, the governor also visited the king of the Gbaramatu kingdom for a closed-door meeting before proceeding to commission the completed state 2.8km road projects in the Benikurukuru community and that of the Burutu community.The governor was accompanied by his deputy, Barr Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Rt. Hon Julius Pondi and others during the visit.The governor who landed in Burutu with the military shopper at about 2 pm was received by multiple Burutu leaders and stakeholders, inclusive of Hon. Julius Pondi, member representing Burutu Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, senior political adviser to the governor, Chief Tunde Smooth, the king of Iduwini kingdom (Delta), Rt. Hon. Frank Enekorogha, Wings commander Biakpara Rtd, Hon. Asupa Forteta, member representing Burutu North Constituency, Dr Shedrack Agediga, ED PRS Desopadec, Hon. Mullah Ekpotuayerin, member representing Burutu South constituency, Hon. Godknows Angele, chairman Burutu Local Government Council, Godwin Edumogiren former Burutu PDP chairman, Paul Kurugbe 2nd member SUBEB, James Eneyeketen SSA to the governor, Comrade Ozobo Austin, Special Assistant to the governor, (political), the party leadership in the LGA, political appointees and others.
Following the appeal by the Burutu community to upgrade Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu, the governor said the school’s development was initially retarded because the school was in the ministry of transportation, adding that the school had been moved to the ministry of Education.
Okowa assured the Burutu people of giving accelerated development to the school and also promised to look into the timely completion of the permanent site project for the school.
On poor teaching staff in Burutu grammar school, the governor who said he would provide more teaching staff in the school equally asked the Council’s chairman to forward names and credentials of the community employed teaching staff who are currently supporting the school for confirmation.
Meanwhile, Okowa appreciated the council’s boss, Angele for initiating such laudable projects with funds from the council. While thanking the Burutu people for their massive turnout during his visit, Okowa stated that he would return in no distance time to commission the modern market project in the community.