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Published On: Mon, Sep 16th, 2013

Accolades Trail Uduaghan’s Developmental Strides as DESOPADEC Commissioner, Ominimini Present Bus to HOSTCOM

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan


By Oghenekevwe Laba
The premises of Ethiope-East Local Government Area, Isiokolo, Delta State was agog with praises for the person of Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan as DESOPADEC Commissioner representing Ughelli North and Ethiope-East Local Government AreaSS (LGAs) of Delta State Rt. Hon. (Chief) Ominimini Chris Obiuwevbi presented a 18 Seater Hiace Toyota bus to the members of HOSTCOM in the Local Government Area.
The people of the community, local government staff, HOSTCOM members and DESOPADEC officials present in the occasion were full of praises and prayers for Uduaghan for executing his three point agenda programme to the benefit of the people.

The 18 Seater Hiace bus presented by Olorogun Ominimini to Ethiope-East HOSTCOM


They confessed that the Governor’s achievements in education, infrastructural development, health sectors and empowerment programmed are reflected in all parts of the state.
Addressing the audience during the presentation ceremony of the 18 Seater Hiace Toyota bus, DESOPADEC Commissioner in Ughelli North and Ethiope-East Local Government Area, Hon (Chief) Chris Ominimini Obiuwevbi who disclosed that Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan is working hard daily to create comfort for the people of Delta State, affirmed that a review of the educational, transport, health, infrastructure and other sectors of the state had revealed that Uduaghan’s government is working hard as shown in his developmental stride of the state.

Chief Ogbetur (Centre) going through the particular of the bus while Olorogun Chris Ominimini watches on


“All the sectors which include, education, transport, health and other facets hard the foot print and developmental stride of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan . There is no local government area you will go to in the state that you will not see the numerous achievements of the state government,” He affirmed.
Ominimini disclosed that they in DESOPADEC have also keyed into the developmental strides of the state government, adding that, that is why they have come to present a bus to the leadership of HOSTCOM community in Ethiope-East LGA to be used for the facilitation of their movement.

Olorun Chris Ominimini stepping out of the bus after a test ride


Speaking on the importance of the bus, Ominimini who said Governor Uduaghan charged DESOPADEC Commissioners to always consult with members of HOSTCOM as an effective channel between them and indigenes of oil producing communities in the state, admitted that he was giving out the bus to HOSTCOM in line with the instruction of the governor.
“Today you can see that DESOPADEC has performed creditably. In giving the performance of 2012 budget, over eighty percent in my mandate area have been completed. It is also like that in other mandate areas. It has never happened in the history of DESOPADEC before now. We achieved this feat because we are always consulting with the people. Gone are the days you sit in the comfort of your office and begin to plan for the people. You meet the people and feel their impact.

(Centre)Ethiope-East LGA Transistion Committee Chairman, Chief Sunday Onoriode admires the bus


That is what we call need assessment. Let the people tell you what they need. It is what they need that we put into budget. When it comes to execution, you have to give it to competent people. You do not give a road construction to a man that has no shovel. You can see that we have completed most of the project in 2012. Go to Umieghen you will see water running and go to Ufuoma you will see street light, go to Ughelli you will see good road at Oka street” Obiuwevbi disclosed as the crowd continue to sing praises of Uduaghan’s achievements.

(R-L) Olorogun Ominimini about to present the particular of the bus to HOSTCOM officials while Ethiope-East LGA Chairman, Chief Sunday Onoriode and DESOPADEC Commissioner Ndokwa, Okulogbo watch on


Ominimini, however, enjoined the leadership of HOSTCOM to always be in constant touch with the commissioners representing their mandate area and brain storm with them so that they could jointly plan how to continue the process of developing their areas.
In further appraisal of Uduaghan’s achievements in the state, DESOPADEC Commissioner in Ndokwa area, Hon Okolugbo disclosed that Uduaghan has created the opportunity of making them come closer to the people thereby making them to benefit from the dividend of democracy.

(R-L) DESOPADEC Commisioner in Ndokwa Okolugbo handling over the key of the bus to Ethiope-East LGA HOSTCOM Chairman Pastor Festus Ighoyovwi


“That is one of the greatest thing that you can have is development. DESOPADEC standS for development of oil producing areas. Bringing the government closer to you and making you benefit from the dividend of democracy. Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has giving us this opportunity. He has instructed us to give buses to HOSTCOM communities. Before now host communities have experienced difficulties in transportation. This is why Chief Ominimini Obiuwevbi is here today. You might not know how these things work. If you look at our budget, you will see that there is no provision for HOSTCOM buses in our budget. It is the brain child of the men sitting down here that has made it possible. We have taught of what to do to the oil producing communities to ameliorate their suffering by providing social amenities like means of transportation,” Okolugba who said he presented a bus to Ukwani HOTSCOM members recently disclosed.

(L-R) Ethiope-East LGA HOSTCOM Chairman Pastor Festus Ighoyovwi delivering acceptance speech wjile Okologbu and Olorogun Chris Ominimini watches on


Collaborating the statement of Ominimini, Okolugba reiterated that in DESOPADEC, they have completed 80 percent of their capital project .
According to him, “This is not on paper. It is practical. It is unprecedented in the history of DESOPADEC. We are less than four years old, but we have performed beyond expectation. We are soliciting your support not only for DESOPEC, but also for the government of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and the transition government of Chief Sunday Onoriode which is presently doing very well. Because we know how Ethiope-East is, we will continue to support the Chairman in any way he wants us to support him.

Cross section of people during the presentation ceremony of the bus


“The only way we can go into the mind of the people here is by the action we can show that really and truly the government is working. Let us know when we go wrong, Let us also know where you can help to booster the activities of government and to also make the people feel the impact of the programme.“
Delivering a welcome speech, Ethiope-East LGA Transistion Committee Chairman, Chief Sunday Onoriode said the essence of Delta State three point agenda is to put confidence in the mind of the people of Delta State, adding that with what DESOPADEC is doing, the Executive Council is doing and the local governments are doing, the confidence of the people of Delta State is becoming stronger than it used to be.

(R-L) Chief Ogbetuo, Olorogun Ominimini and Chief Sunday Onoriode


“I thank God for the good work the officials of DESOPADEC are doing to caution the effect of oil exploration not only in Ethiope-East, but all the oil producing areas which the board was set-up for. Ominimini presentation of the bus to HOSTCOM has put me in a tight corner because I am now like the monitor of HOSTCOM as far as the local government is concern and that is how it suppose to be,” he explained, just as he enjoined the people of Delta State to continue with their support of Uduaghan and PDP so as to achieve the three points agenda of the state government to the optimum level.
Ethiope-East LGA HOSTCOM Chairman Pastor Festus Ighoyovwi who described the as day the Lord has made expressed gratitude to God and thanked the Executive Governor of Delta State Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan for empowering Ominimini to enable him to present the bus to the bus to HOSTCOM.
“In fact, the three point agenda of Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration is working. We have testimonies that everybody can see. So we are grateful to the governor. I am also grateful to the Chairman of DESOPADEC Board, Oritshua Kpogho and the entire embers of the Board for cooperating with HOSTCOM to actualize what we are seeing today,” Ighoyovwi said, just as he promised to continue to support the government of Uduaghan and the hard working DESOPADEC commissioners.

Olorogun Chris Ominimi (R) and two other DESOPADEC Commissioners glancing through a newspaper during PDP Ethiope-East LG meeting recently

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