A community leader in the oil-rich Sokebolou community in Ogulagha Kingdom of Burutu LGA of Delta State, Engr. Patrick Soji Disi, has called on the newly sworn-in Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, not to forget the oil-producing community with the dividends of good governance in his ‘More Agenda’ government.
Engr. Disi, who is the Secretary-General of the oil-rich Sokebolou Community, made the call on Tuesday at Sokebolou town while speaking to journalists on the community’s expectations from the Governor Oborevwori administration.
The community chief scribe implored the new Governor of Delta State to be a promise keeper and remember the people of Sokebolou and Ogulagha Kingdom in the areas of appointments, infrastructural development, empowerment, and human capital development.
He specifically called on the governor to consider and appoint Amb. Shedrack Agediga (JP) as a Commissioner with a befitting portfolio in his cabinet.
The community leader explained that Amb. Agediga (JP) is an illustrious son of Sokebolou town and Ogulagha Kingdom, whom they are well pleased with.
He lauded the stellar performances of Amb. Agediga when he held sway as Executive Director of Planning, Research and Statistics on the Board of DESOPADEC.
While vouching for Agediga’s competency, loyalty, charisma, and pragmatism, Engr. Disi described him as a critical thinker with proactive ideas and requisite knowledge that can contribute immensely to the development of Delta State.
He equally called on Governor Sheriff to prioritise and complete the already approved Sokebolou Canalization Project, Ogulagha Odimodi Road project, and Ayakoromor Bridge project, in his first year in office while the people await new projects to be initiated and executed in the riverine areas of the Kingdom.
“Today we want to put the Governor of our dear Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Oborevwori on notice concerning our expectations from his administration. First, we congratulate him for his successful swearing-in as governor of our dear state. The expectations of our people from his administration are high.
“In line with the yearnings of our people, we urge His Excellency Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori to partner with our community in the areas of infrastructural development, appointments, youth empowerment, and human capital development.
“We want His Excellency to consider one of our own, Amb. Shedrack Agediga (JP) as a Commissioner in this government. Amb. Shedrack Agediga is a tested and trusted leader. His performances in all his previous offices are visible even to the blind and audible to the deaf. The capability of Amb. Shedrack Agediga to contribute meaningfully to peace, unity, and development of our dear state is never in doubt. He has done it before and will even do better if given the opportunity as a member of the State Executive Council.
Hence, it becomes imperative to call on His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevweri to bring on board this pan-Deltan with an impeccable character and a burning desire for development to contribute his quota towards the growth of our dear state for the overall good of all Deltans.
“We equally appeal to His Excellency to prioritise and complete all stalled projects in our areas started by the previous government in his first year in office. Some of these projects are Sokebolou canalization, Ogulagha Odimodi Road, Ayakoromor Bridge, etc. These projects are important to us, they will contribute in no smaller ways to the socioeconomic growth of our riverine communities,” the statement reads in parts.
The community leader, therefore, offered the peace and support of Sokebolou people to the new administration and promised to partner with the governor and other critical stakeholders for the needed development of the community and the state as a whole.