Gov. Okowa Speaks On Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Crisis

Ochogwu Sunday         Posted:    9 months ago
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Gov. Okowa Speaks On Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Crisis

The Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, December 18 says he does not take sides with any groups or communities as far as the lingering crisis between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities is concerned.

Governor Okowa who spoke at the 2017 Quarterly Media Interaction with members of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists stated that his administration wants to get to the root and get a solution that will bring peace to the communities.

Governor Okowa noted that his administration has been proactive in handling and he issues which started over a long period of time.

The governor disclosed that a “White Paper” on how to settle the crisis is ready just as he promised that government will deliberate on it in the next State Executive Committee’s Meeting.

“I pray the White Paper settles the disputes. After that, We will take decisions.”

Governor Okowa who lamented that the youths in the two communities have lost their sense of reasoning also pointed out that the traditional rulers and elders are still very reliable.

He, however, said,”The elders have lost control of the youths. I remember the house of the monarch in Udu was vandalized for seeking peace.”

“I have no reason in taking sides with anybody.”

Governor Okowa also stated that there will be no “Ministry of Happiness” because Deltans are happy people.

He noted that he has given instructions for the payment of the December salaries of Workers in the State, saying, “The State is supposed to have paid salaries since Friday last week but they give a gap of three days so that they don’t run into problems of crediting people twice. By tomorrow latest, workers will receive their salaries.”

Governor Okowa further promised to take care of the welfare of the journalists in the State.

 

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