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Delta State Deputy Governor, Sir Monday Onyeme, has said, that a lot of roads would be captured in the 2024 budget.
The deputy governor dropped the hint on Thursday in Asaba when the people of Umutu, comprising members of the Umutu Traditional Council and leaders of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Umutu Kingdom, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, paid him a courtesy visit.
According to Onyeme, most of the communities in the state were requesting for either the construction of internal roads or roads linking communities.
He said, “we are in the process of making inputs into the 2024 budget; almost all the communities in our state are requesting for the construction of roads within their communities or roads to link their communities with others.
“I want to assure Deltans that most of the roads will be captured in the budget.”
The Deputy Governor also, stated that the Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s administration would provide infrastructure and consolidate on the security situation in the state.
He commended the people of Umutu community for taking up the responsibility of training the children of members of the community vigilante who lost their lives while checking the menace of herdsmen.
“I want to appreciate the Umutu people for the vision of not abandoning the family of the bereaved vigilante members and for the scholarship scheme for their children; this is very commendable and I want to also, pledge that I will key into the scholarship programme so that we can ensure that at least, the children can enjoy some succour,” the deputy governor said.
He thanked the people for supporting the administration of Rt. Hon. Oborevwori and for paying him the visit.
Earlier, HRH Sunday Ossai Enweliku, the Okpala-Uku of Umutu Kingdom, in an address read by Chief Benedict Oshionya, said the visit was to congratulate and pray for Oborevwori and Onyeme, adding, “we thank God Almighty for putting the Ndokwa nation in the mainstream of Delta politics through you; it is with great joy that we gather here to congratulate and rejoice with you and our Governor.”
They appealed for the provision of in their community.
Some of those who witnessed the event include the member representing Ndokwa West Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Charles Emetulu, the Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, in the state, Engr. Dan Ossai, the Chairman, Ndokwa West Local Government Council, Hon. Obi Nzete, among others