GOVERNOR of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged youths to engage social media platform for constructive engagements that could engender growth and development of the society rather than assassinating characters.
The governor made this remark on Saturday during the inauguration of a 7.1km road at Umeh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Uduaghan, who also inaugurated blocks of classrooms at the newly refurbished and redesigned Umeh Primary School, narrated how he came to the knowledge of poor road network at Umeh on a Facebook account of one Mr. Duncan.
According to him, the presentation of the agony of the people of Umeh whose agricultural produce could not find their way to urban centers due to poor, inaccessible road, moved him to personally pay an unscheduled visit to the community to see things for himself.
He maintained that it was during the visit that he discovered that in spite of the fact that Umeh was a food basket community that could feed the entire state, the community was grossly hampered by bad roads and other social infrastructure.
The outgoing governor commended the people of the community, particularly youths, for providing enabling environment for the completion of the projects as well as showing immense gratitude to the government.
Described as the longest road embarked upon by the state government in recent times, the road was awarded in 2011 to setraco construction company, but hampered by the 2012 deluge in the state before it was rewarded and r redesigned.
High point of the events was cultural display by cultural troupes, women and pupils to the delight of the governor and dignitaries which included royal fathers, the commissioner of works, Mr Funkekeme Solomon and SSG, Ovuizure Macaulay among other government functionaries.
Source: Nigerian Tribune