- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has given some updates on his administration's recent initiatives
- The governor shared his vision at a town hall meeting with representatives of #ENDSARS protesters and various stakeholders
- Governor Okowa also told the youths to use politics as a learning curve while emulating good politicians
Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday, October 30 said the ongoing process for the creation of new wards in the state was to correct the imbalance in ward delineation in some local government areas.
The governor made this known in Asaba, at a town hall meeting with representatives of #ENDSARS protesters, civil society groups, students, social groups, community youth leaders, and other stakeholders.
He explained that by existing law, every local government area in the state should have a maximum of 20 wards, adding that the ongoing process by Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DESIEC) was to correct some wrongs.
Okowa expressed optimism that the electoral bill would be signed by President Muhammadu Buhari this time, and said that the refusal to sign it before the 2019 general elections was political.
Okowa told the youths that politics was about learning along the line and picking the good things seen in good politicians and throwing away the bad.
The youths also called for the revamping of all farm settlements in the state to engage more youths in agriculture.
Recall that Senator Okowa recently called on the federal government to quickly resuscitate the Warri Port, saying it is key to curbing unemployment in the state and the nation at large.
The governor said the federal government should focus on reviving Warri port and other seaports in Delta state to create employment.
Meanwhile, Delta governor, Senator Okowa has reaffirmed his administration’s readiness to partner youths in the state.
The governor made this known when the Delta state caucus in the House of Representatives, led by the minority leader, Honourable Ndudi Elumelu, paid him a solidarity visit on Wednesday, October 28.
EndSARS: Nigerian youths keep vigil on the streets, demand Police reforms | Legit TV