The Chief Press Secretary to Delta State Governor, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is committed to the security of lives and property of the citizenry of the state as part of his responsibility to the people of the state.
Aniagwu also said Governor Okowa has the mandate of providing enabling environment and infrastructural development to boost the economy of the state and uplift the people’s standard of living. The Chief Press Secretary gave the hint when executives and members of Media Forum For Peace and Development (MFPD) paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Tuesday.
He said following the global economic melt-down which has affected all spheres of development, including payment of staff salaries, “it might not be possible to immediately tackle some of the very pressing issues of infrastructure in the state”.
Aniagwu also said the dwindling oil revenue has affected the activities of government, hence most government projects are waiting to be attended to, adding that government was being careful so as not to take care of some at the detriment of others.
He noted that the resources available to the state are being managed to tackle areas of immediate need just as he pointed out that some roads in the state have been completed while some are undergoing palliative measures to enable motorists and other road users to ply them.
Earlier, Chairman of the media forum, Comrade Spence Friday Idighri, said the forum which is made up of seasoned media experts embarked on the journey with the twin objectives of promoting peace and development through informed commentaries and critically examine at government programmes and policies with a view to either commend or give a hard knock when necessary.
Comrade, Idighri also said, “We decided to embark on this journey bearing in mind that every government needs constructive criticism to be on their toes so as to deliver the much needed democracy dividends to the people”.
– Omos Oyinbode, Asaba