Okowa commended over healthcare, roads

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been commended for ongoing distribution of free insecticide treated nets to the people as well as road projects.

However, there are complaints elsewhere about infrastructure deficits. Speaking with newsmen at Ogbolokposo in Uvwie Local Government Area, Mrs. Ejiro Oniovosa, a pregnant woman commended the state government for tackling malaria in the community through the distribution of free insecticide treated net.

According to her, Okowa as a medical doctor knows the negative consequences of mosquito bite on pregnant women and children. She commented the health officers for their effective distribution of the insecticide treated net to the doors of the people. Mamma Elohor, an elderly woman who spoke in Urhobo, commended the government for the free insecticide net.

“Governor Okowa is a good person who cares for the health of Deltans and he do not want us to fall sick of malaria, he has a good heart, may God bless him,” she said. She appealed to the state Government to bring down the prices of foodstuff making life difficult.

Chairman, Ughelli North Local Government, Chief Godwin Adode and the Ughelli North Primary Healthcare Development Agency, kicked off the distribution of free house to house insecticide treated nets (ITNs), to prevent the spread of malaria.

Speaking at the event held at Ughelli north council hall, wife of the chairman, Chief Evelyn Adode, stated that malaria constitutes “a huge burden for our health situation as it is the highest cause of hospital attendance responsible for absenteeism from work, school and many other places.”

Okowa has also been praised over the rehabilitation of Commissioner Road, Effurun by some residents and commuters. They stated that the rehabilitation of the road was a huge relief to them as it will boost the socio-economic life of the area. Most passengers avoided the road when it was bad.

They preferred passing through Effurun / Otokutu Express Junction to Uti Road. “But now, we have been witnessing boom in our business since the rehabilitation of the road,” Hassan Isah, a commercial cycle rider said.

It is a major link between the East West (by Effurun/ Ughelli Express Way) and Uti roads, Effurun. However, Yoruba Road in Otovwodo (Agbassa) Community area in Warri has been overtaken by weeds. The once beautiful but now beleaguered road is bordered on both sides by the fence of the deplorable Agbassa Primary School and uninhabited and dilapidated Government Quarters, close to an abandoned vehicle maintenance workshop and a sparsely occupied residential building.

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A resident of the residential building who not did not want her name mentioned, stated: “ We ( occupants of the building ) tried our best to clear the weeds even on non-environmental sanitation days but our effort was not enough because we are few that live in entire Yoruba Road.” She also complained that besides being impassable, the road is now inhabited by dangerous reptiles, particularly snakes.

The residents passionately appealed to the relevant authorities to permanently get rid of the weeds and restore the road to its original state befitting a city like Warri.

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