Posted by Adewole Martins | 3 May 2014 | 3,161 times
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has become a living saint in Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state.
This is because the council area, harbouring Asaba, the state capital, has named a major road leading to the state Government House after him.
At a snappy ceremony held at the popular Summit Junction in Asaba, the Transition Committee Chairman of the council, A. Monu-Olanrewaju, pronounced the road “Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Way.”
Monu-Olanrewaju said the gesture was “to appreciate the governor for the laudable projects executed by his administration to better the lives of the good people of the state.”
She explained that the people were very appreciative of Uduaghan’s commitment to his blueprint for the development of the state, especially Asaba, the capital city.
According to Monu-Olanrewaju, despite the mounting distractions from his critics, Uduaghan has successfully executed magnificent feats.
She said although the governor has remained calm without blowing his own trumpet, several local and international awards have showcased his giant strides spread across the state.
“This is one of the many ways a man who has done so much for the state capital and the state in general could be appreciated. It is another way of spurring him to do more,” Monu-Olanrewaju stated.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, thanked the council area for taking up the initiative to honour the governor.
Nwaoboshi lauded the dexterity with which Governor Uduaghan has achieved more development in Asaba than any of his predecessors by transforming it into a befitting capital city.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah, an indigene of Asaba, said: “With an ultra-modern international airport, a first class Government House and the massive urban renewal being executed in Asaba and in other towns by my boss, he has demonstrated that he is a leader with whom fairness, justice and hard work were routine virtues.”
Ogeah thanked the local government council for honouring Uduaghan, even as he noted that the road had not really had a name before now, “so renaming it is not to be seen as taking it from anybody.”
Obi Okuna Odiaka and Chief Uche Okpunor, the Chief Executive Officer of the contracting firm handling the construction of the budding Asaba Airport, also an indigene, thanked the council chairman for the honour, adding that the governor has really done so much towards developing Asaba and the state in general.
They prayed God to continue to give him the enablement to serve the state in more glorified ways.
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