The poor state of roads in Delta State does not match the amount of revenue allocated to the State in the past years, human and environmental right activist, Comrade Mulade Sheriff, has declared.
Mr. Sheriff in a statement in Asaba therefore appealed to political appointees of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to “sincerely and genuinely encourage the Governor to do the needful in terms of roads infrastructures development in the State”.
The Delta-born activist expressed disappointment at the poor state of road infrastructure, saying whenever I move across the state in terms of roads infrastructural developments. What’s on ground cannot quantify and represent true revenue allocations in terms of developments and what we read on papers and see in documentaries as road master.
“It is imperative to call and appeal to all Government politicial appointees in the state to genuinely summon courage to tell Governor Ifeanyi Okowa the level of displeasure and disappointment as expressed by Deltans.
“I strongly believe that the essence of their appointments is to work as field soldiers to the Governor to enable him achieve his political promises but it is unfortunate that what we experience today are political eye service appointees, thereby misleading the Governor to feel all is well in public domains”.
He observed that “it is understandable that as a Governor he may not be at every point to observe and collate the needs of Deltans but it is the primary responsibility of political appointees to genuinely brief the Governor with the expectations, needs and challenges of the people but reverse is the case because of political sycophancy”.
While expressing disappointment over the level of developments in the state in spite of her huge resources, he said, the state cannot genuinely record the expected developmental growths compared to some of her counterpart states in the region such as Rivers, Akwa Ibom etc.
According to him, ” a bonafide son of the soil, I am not pleased with the level of developments especially in Asaba the state capital, Warri the commercial nerve of the state, Sapele, Emunede, Ughelli, Bomadi, Burutu, Koko, Ogbe-Ijoh etc
“I want to strongly appeal to our political office holders to stop political attacks, blackmails, lip service and genuinely work to encourage, support and promote developments that will engender peaceful coexistence, which Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has reasonably strived to achieve in the state.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa should as a matter of urgency kindly listen to the yearnings of Deltans in terms of roads developments and should not see some of us who draw his attention to fundamental issues of developments as political enemies or anti government but as voices of the people and stakeholders”.