Published On: Wed, Jul 2nd, 2014

Delta 2015: Omo-Agege Promises to Build on Uduaghan’s Programme of ‘Delta Beyond Oil’

(L-R) Obarisi (Barr) Ovie Omo-Agege and Odion Ologbo of Isoko South Chief Smith Evivie (JP) during his consultation visist to Oleh, capital of Isoko South

LAGOS JULY 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant in 2015 general election, Obarisi (Barr) Ovie Omo-Agege has promised to build on Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan’s programme of ‘Delta Beyond Oil’ should he become governor of Delta state in 2015.
Omo-Agege who described the programme as one of the best in the country, said in continuation of his consultation visit to Isoko PDP leaders in Oleh, Isoko South LGA, Delta State, that if elected as governor of Delta State he would lay emphasis on the development of agricultural sector of the state by going into partnership with fertilizer companies who would supply fertilizer and seedlings for planting.
He pointed out that many of the unemployed youths would be engaged in gainful employment as workers in the agricultural sector, adding that by so doing the issue of insecurity would be eradicated as many of the youths would be gainfully employed.
Hear him, “There is an adage that say the idle mind is an evil workshop. If they are working, they would not have the mind of going into crime, rather they would think of contributing to the development of the state.”
Omo-Agege who said he had a passion to serve his people because they made him who he is and the least he could do is to pay back through service to them said Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has performed creditably well in his three point agenda programme of human capital development, infrastructural development and peace and security.
“But someone has to take the Uduaghan’s lofty programme to another level. I am here take Delta State to another level. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had done well in term of infrastructural development by tarring our roads and opening up our communities. We will build on his achievements. You can never say you have hard enough in infrastructural developments. The roads that were not tarred will be tarred. In doing that, we will insist on the policy of local contents. Even if we bring in Julius Berger for the road construction and infrastructural development they will not bring in people from outside the state as workers. I will insist on employing qualified youths in doing the engineering, bricklaying, welding and others aspect of the job so as to create employment for our people.
“In Nigeria, people say the greatest national security problem we have is Boko Haram. As for me the biggest security risk we have in this country today is unemployment. There are graduates who left school for so many years but there is no employment. Even those who have jobs are under employed. That is the biggest problem we have in this state that is endowed with so much and contributing much to the national economy yet majority of the youths are unemployed.
“If I am elected as governor, the trust of my policy will be the creation of jobs. Any programme I will introduce I will assess how many jobs it will produce. If it will not create enough jobs, no matter how good that policy will be, I will jettison it. The moment you create job for the people they will not be on the street to commit crime. By then, there will peace and order. They will not rob, kill or kidnap our mothers, fathers, children or even ourselves,” Omo-Agege explained.
He enjoined the people to disabuse their mind from the issue of zoning of governorship slot in Delta State, adding that no governor has ever emerge in Delta State on the basis of zoning.
“We have always fought for it and it is only one person that will emerge. When Olorogun Felix Ibru wanted it so many people fought him including Professor Opia and he prevailed. Ibori did not get it in platform of gold either. When Uduaghan himself emerge we all fought him. I fought him, Late Pius Ewherido, Olorogun Oscar Ibru and Olorogun Emerhor O’tega fought him. From Delta North, Chief Peter Okocha, Dr Ngozi Olejeme, Senator Okowa and Cairo Ojougo fought him. But in all of this, God destine one person to go. It is not zoning. If the governorship slot is going to be zone, we will sit done and zone. But for now, we have not zone,” Omo-Agege reiterated.

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