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Omo-Agege to Okowa: ‘Nothing on ground to account for ₦3.5 trillion received since 2015’

By Guardian Nigeria
06 December 2022   |   6:42 pm
The Senate Deputy President and Delta APC governorship candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that there is nothing that looks like the ₦3.5 trillion that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has received from various sources in the past seven and a half years. Omo-Agege made the remark while continuing his ward-to-ward campaign in the Ukwuani local government…

Composite image of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

The Senate Deputy President and Delta APC governorship candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that there is nothing that looks like the ₦3.5 trillion that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has received from various sources in the past seven and a half years.

Omo-Agege made the remark while continuing his ward-to-ward campaign in the Ukwuani local government area on Tuesday, December 6. He said that no state in the history of Nigeria has received the type of resources that Delta has, but the state remains one of the least developed in the country.

He warned the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, of the legal consequences of approving and authorizing loans to the governor that are later misappropriated.

He said a critical assessment of infrastructure across Delta State ridicules the sobriquet of “road master” that Okowa once gave himself, as there is practically nothing on the ground to account for the over ₦3.5 trillion in receipts by his administration.

“Today, the people and ancestors of Ukuani have rejected Okowa. Okowa is a weak foundation who should not even bring a successor not to mention that unfortunate choice of his. We are here to make a solemn pledge to get rid of Okowa and everything that he represents at the polls. We are here to build a new Delta of true prosperity; a secure society that thrives on equitable planning and appropriation of resources.”

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege speaks with Miss Christabel Onomoin, an SSS3 student of St George’s College, Obinomba.

Earlier, Omo-Agege had commissioned various federal government intervention projects executed at his alma mater, St George’s College, Obinomba, during which he also awarded a scholarship to an SS3 student, Miss Christabel Onomoin, up to university level.

The projects included a 100 bed capacity hostel for boys and girls each, a two floor classroom block, an e-library, and an administrative building.

He further pledged the provision of a 30,000 gallon water tank to take care of an increased pupil enrolment of the school, construction of the internal road network, with solar powered lights on roads and perimeters of the school.

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, Omo-Agege said the gesture was his contribution to improving the standard of education in Delta State because he believes the quality of education made available to students enhances their productivity and contribution to society.

“What we did is a clarion call to the state government, which has failed to tackle the problems confronting the school. But this school laid the foundation of who I am today, and this is my way of giving back to my alma mater.

During a courtesy visit, Senator Omo-Agege was conferred the chieftaincy title of Chiyeni Ugo 1 (to whom God has given the crown) of Umutu kingdom by HRH, Sunday Enwueliku Ossai, the Okpala-Uku of Umutu kingdom.