We'll continue to develop Asaba, says Gov Okowa
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We'll continue to develop Asaba, says Gov Okowa

- Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa says Asaba Airport has the second best runway in Nigeria at the moment

- Governor Okowa also assured Deltans of his administration's commitment to developing Asaba as a state capital

- According to him, Asaba has seen a lot of development under his administration

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has declared that Asaba Airport has the second best runway in Nigeria presently.

The governor made the statement at the 28th coronation anniversary c*um 95th birthday celebration of the Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien in the state capital.

The airport was opened in 2013, but rapid deterioration of the new runway required major restoration, which was fixed by the Okowa administration.

Governor Okowa also assured Deltans of his administration's commitment to developing Asaba as a state capital.

“Today, we thank God for the life of the Asagba; Your Majesty, in your time, Asaba has seen a lot of development,” Governor Okowa told the revered monarch.

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He continued: “Asaba is the fastest growing town in the nation and you have worked with your people to give us a peaceful environment for growth because, without peace, there will be no development.

“You (the Asagba) have also given us room for partnership between the people of the town and government since the state was created and I must publicly thank the people of Asaba for keeping the peace.

“We have done a lot but, there is still much for us to do in Asaba; as a government; we will work with you to ensure that we grow Asaba better than it is today; as a government, we are committed to growing Asaba as the capital of our dream.”

Governor Okowa listed some of the projects executed in Asaba to include the Asaba International Airport which he disclosed plans are on through concessioining process for the cargo runway to be constructed.

“The Asaba Airport has the second best runway in the country today and we are looking forward to having partners that will make the airport a true international with a cargo wing,” the governor disclosed, adding that a Pleasure Park and a Nollywood Film Village were among the projects being constructed to add to the beauty of Asaba.

Governor Okowa while congratulating the Asagba on his birthday and 28th coronation anniversary, called for the support of the palace and the people to make Asaba cleaner.

Earlier, the monarch had called on government to pay more attention to the development of Asaba as a state capital.

Prof. Edozien commended Governor Okowa's administration for his efforts to give Asaba a befitting status as a state capital

High point of the occasion was the paying of homage by different traditional groups.

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Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has assured prospective investors in Kwale Industrial Park of quick return on investment.

The governor said the assurance is in line with his administration's commitment to the speedy industrialization of Delta state.

Governor Okowa made the comment on Thursday, July 25 in Asaba when the management of the park briefed him on the level of progress made on the project.

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