By Binebai Princewill
Former Niger Delta freedom fighter, Engr. Dickson Ogugu has congratulated and extolled His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Executive Governor of Delta State on his 61st birth anniversary.
Engr. Ogugu, a leader in the Niger Delta region, a philanthropist and a rising business tycoon issued the congratulatory message to newsmen in Warri earlier today, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
Engr. Ogugu while congratulating and extolling Governor Okowa on his birth anniversary had also prayed for his speedy recovery from coronavirus, stressing that he is praying that the Governor, his family, officials of the state Government as well as Deltans that have been afflicted by the novel virus will soon recover and come out stronger.
However, the Diebiri leader, Engr. Dickson had applauded Governor Okowa for his infrastructural development in the state, adding that the Delta State Governor is truly a road master.
Speaking further, Engr. Ogugu in describing the Delta State Governor as a detribalized leader in the state, maintained that he has always been a staunch supporter of the stronger Delta mantra of Okowa.
Meanwhile, Ogugu had appealed to Governor Okowa to look into the sorry state of underdevelopment that seems to have engulfed the entire Diebiri Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The leader had wondered on the level of wanton neglect meted out on Diebiri people despites our peaceful demonstration for the Delta State Government to intervene on the Demolition and Displacement of our Ancestorial Home by ALADJA youths Since the 1995, while there was a COMMUNAL CRISIS BETWEEN ALADJA AND OGBE-IJOH COMMUNITY.
I am appealing with this medium for His Excellence to carefully look into the partectic situation of Diebiri Kingdom which is one of the major oil producing status in the state and the Nigerian federation.
While appealing to the Governor, Ogugu stressed that the Governor should prioritize the development of Diebiri as his people are going through a lot in the hands of underdevelopment.
He said the Governor should make a glowing history for himself by contributing to the development of Diebiri by bringing projects to the place, by so doing, Ogugu said posterity will smile and judge Governor Okowa right.