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Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

DESOPADEC Commissioner, Ominimini Empowers 33 People, Commissions Street Light

DESOPADEC Commissioner representing Ughelli North and Ethiope-East LGA, Delta State, Rt. (Hon) Chief Christopher Ominimini Obiuwevbi

By Rufus Ibebe
Commissioner representing Ughelli North and Ethiope-East Local Government Areas of Delta State in the board of Delta State Oil Producing Area Commission (DESOPADEC), Rt. Hon. (Chief) Christopher Ominimini Obiuwevbi has empowered thirty three persons with funds of which to start up or strengthen their own business. The gesture was aimed at creating a better society were unemployment would be a thing of the past. The thirty male beneficiaries were given one hundred thousand naira each, while three women were given a total of one hundred and fifty thousand naira.
While presenting the money to the beneficiaries, Ominimini disclosed that the gesture was in line with the human capital development agenda of Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan. According to him “the fund that is given out to these persons that are under my mandate area is to enable them to either set up a business or strengthen an existing one. It is in line with the human capital development of our amiable Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan. This fund would no doubt, boast the per capital income of the people, thereby creating employment opportunity to many people in the society.”
He added that, “If you empower one man economically, that one man can employ seven other persons to work for him. So by empowering one man, you have empowered about seven other persons”
He thanked Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan for giving him the opportunity to serve his people for appointing him into the board of DESOPADEC as a commissioner.
Hear him, “I wish to specially thank our wonderful governor for giving me the power to empower my people. If you have a wonderful governor, you begin to enjoy wonderful projects like what you are doing today.”
He advised the beneficiaries to use the money that was given to them for the purpose for which it was given to them, adding that if the money is properly managed, many people would be employed and this would help to eradicate unemployment from the society.
Commissioner representing Ukwuani in the board of Delta state oil producing area commission (DESOPADEC). Sir Kenny Okolugbo enjoined beneficiaries to make good use of the funds, adding that the money given to them was not meant for them to pay children school fees or to marry new wives. He advised that the money was meant for the establishment of new business or expansion of existing ones.
Ominimini also commissioned street light project at Ofuoma community in Ughelli North L.G.A , Delta state. The commissioner said that the street lights were installed in the streets of Ofuoma in other to provide security at night.
His words, “this project is in line with the security agenda of the people governor, Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan. These street lights are provided to provide security for the people of Ofuoma and students that moves around at night”.
He added that the street light would go along in beautifying the community that is gradually turning into an urban area due to the presence of many students. Sir Kenny Okolubo who commissioned the project, thanked Chief Ominimini for providing the dividend of democracy to his people. He noted that the joy in the faces of the people of the community goes a long way to show that the project is viable and highly needed in the community.
He also called on Ofuoma community to secure the street lights that were given to them by DESOPADEC. The president general of Ofuoma community, Mr. Godfrey Etabuko commended Chief Ominimini, DESOPADEC and Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan for the provision of street light.
He expressed gratitude for completion and commission of the project. He assured the commission that the community would do everything possible to ensure that the street lights are properly protected.

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